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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it's all a matter of binary compatibility
by djame on Tue 7th Jun 2005 00:14 UTC

It's sad to see that when Apple decide to swithc from one arch to another, their only aim is to make the switch easier for every one providing an emulator, an transition tool and whatever you want to use the apps you buy still work NOW when one guy in the glibc crew decide to change an api or change something in the format of some obscur lib the apps you paid for will never work again without weeks of tweaking :
think about making wordperfect 8 work on a recent distro, think about a loki game to work, think about Houdini, maya and whatever you buy for redhat X to work on redhat Y.

I know, I know, use the source and stuff but normal people have better to do to spent their life recompiling stuff....

not even mention the change in the way the kernel deals with binary only driver....



Djamé