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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boost for Linux market share
by Jay on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:59 UTC

Apple switching to Intel might not be a good choice but it will be another huge boost for Linux' on the desktop market. Now it will be the easiest thing to run Linux on a Mac and most likely many people will do exactly that rather than being forced to use priprietory Apple binaries. Just like desktops x86 based Macs will likely make great Linux machines.