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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Windows on Apple Machines
by Anonymous on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:03 UTC

I doubt that Joe Sixpack would buy an Apple computer (x86) with MacOS X, thinking: "Well if all fails, I can still install Windows on it". Why? Because Joe Sixpack would probably don't know how to install Windows. Not to talk about dual boot settings. He would buy an Apple for the same reasons as of now and that won't change.

For the nerds running Linux as their main OS it would be more like MacOS X replacing the Windows partition. And don't forget that MacOS X is very much over hyped. Objective-C sucks. Developing under Linux/Unix is much more fun. More libraries and better languages.