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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Linux & PPC
by Metic on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:06 UTC

I cannot see why IBM, a known Linux supporter, wouldn't want to develop PPC for Linux in the future too. Maybe PPC architecture will suffer from the Apple decision, but I don't see how Linux will suffer in any way?

What ever the major computer architectures will be in the future, Linux will probably run there too.

GNU/Linux (like BSDs) is also strongly driven by its community nature, a bit like arts or science. It is customizable, it is flexible, you can use it as a mini-sized embedded OS, or as a super computer OS, you can tweak it to your heart's content, make your own distro, it has plenty of alternative desktop environments and window managers, both commercial and non-commercial software and support etc.

I'm pretty sure that Linux (and to a smaller extent BSD) is the most popular OS among regular OSNews readers and other such computer geeks. It is easy to understand why.

Another example: It is often much funnier to go to a noisy bazaar, just for the joy of the colorful community experience, than to go to a yet another shiny new super market designed by the advertising and marketing experts. Something that the businessmen with profits usually as their ultimate goal don't often seem to get at all. Linux is not just about business and money.