Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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by jjt on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:58 UTC

I started using a Mac in 1986. I've been writing software for the Mac since 1996. Last year I switched to Linux on Althon64 and x86. I basically got tired of being let down by Apple and being forced to depend on them. As with any company, Apple does what is best for Apple. This may or may not be what is best for customers or developers. With Linux I'm not dependent on any one company or architecture or person. I find this freedom is worth more than anything Apple can offer. Freedom isn't as easily marketed to consumers, but it is undeniable and I hope for everyone's sake that it wins in the end. That said, I'm no free software zealot. I use whatever gets the job done and Mac OS X just wasn't cutting it.