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 Jay Contonio on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:10 UTC

I can't believe how many times I have read "Now that macs will be intel based, linux will get tons of mac software because it'll be so easy to port!"


Linux apps are easy to port to the Mac.
Mac native apps, WILL NEVER port to linux.

It is impossible unless apple open sources everything which it won't and shouldn't. Why is linux such a problem? Because it's open source. There are too many variants, too much crap, too little UI sense. That's why linux won't succeed as a desktop os.

So I can buy a mac for lets say, 2 grand...a nice one with a nice intel proc in it. I bet I'll be able to triple boot Mac OS, Windows, and Ubuntu x86 all native. For a web developer, that is a wet dream.