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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what if apple *wants* the mac to run on generic x86?
by junkit786 on Tue 7th Jun 2005 01:07 UTC

Would a hack that lets you run OS X on a Dell or Packard Bell etc really be that bad for Apple? Just like there are people who won't pay for Windows but are very happy to download it - MS knows this, they don't really care, because making it hard to pirate would simply drive those people away form Windows completely.

The average user being able to have OS X installed may be very pleasantly surprised and keep it as their primary OS, it's market exposure for Apple, next time these people are asked by a family/friend what PC they should get.. they may suggest a Mac.