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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RE: Openfirmware and Windows
by Shawn on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:09 UTC

If like everyone is saying Apple will use openfirmware rather than the traditional BIOS, in order to allow Mac OS X only to run on Apple hardware, then Windows will not work. Windows currently requires drive information etc. from the BIOS.

Wrong. Apple has already stated today in an interview that they would do nothing to hinder Windows from running, though it would be officially unsupported to do so.

I sincerely doubt they would do this, it's just too financially valuable to entice people with other options.