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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No BIOS in that Apple Box
by Maxwell309 on Mon 6th Jun 2005 23:51 UTC

Dollars to donuts Intel and Apple use EFI (extensible firmware interface) in the new Apple x86 boxen. EFI has proven itself in Itanium/Itanium2, EFI provides OpenFirmware functionality and Apple can rest safe that AMD and AMI have demonstrated EFI as well (no vendor lock in to intel).

http://www.intel.com/technology/efi/