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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I'm switching!
by JD on Tue 7th Jun 2005 00:02 UTC


I will certainly be ditching Linux for OSX at the first opportunity.

Currently I am using Linux mainly for the freedom, performance, security and configurability.

But all of these features are irrelevant because Mac OS is really pretty. Who cares about freedom from the most restrictive DRM schemes that Apple & Intel can dream up between them when you can just sit there and watch your windows do some kind of funny genie effect?

There are people that think like this and most of them read OSNews.

Here's a better question for this audience - what does OSX running on x86 mean for Beos? Surely the mighty Beos with all it's advantages (hardware support, massive software library, openness, huge user base and of course the filesystem is 64bit, which is vital for storing all those documents you create while using the apps) couldn't fade into irrelevancy?