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 KadyMae on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:45 UTC

I doubt Apple will hop on the DRM bandwagon as much as other companies, but it will probably happen eventually. Don't blame the computer companies, blame the RIAA and MPAA.

Well, in picking Intel, in my book Apple just jumped on the DRM bandwagon. And that, my friend, is why I'm mega pissed at Apple about this switch.

So, yes, in about 6 months, I'll grab one of the last dual 2.7 G5s and it will have a long life as my last "free" computer.

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But on topic, yes, this means that Linux PPC will shrivel except for IBM's flavor, and whatever the hardcore port to their XBoxes. I don't think it will mean the death of Linux on the desktop as a whole, but it's now a case of evolve or die. Given what's going on in India and Latin America, I think Linux will evolve.

(This also means I'll also means that I'll want to grab a non DRM Pentium M laptop off of eBay some time soon for my adventures in Ubuntu.)