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 will help and hurt linux; yes
by MarkTime on Tue 7th Jun 2005 01:33 UTC

apple will immediately be the 800lb gorilla on the block, and yes, it is the unix derivative that can run linux binaries (a.l.a. freebsd) soon.

And its the linux-y like os that can also run microsoft office, adobe photoshop, apple's ilife, final cut pro, the macromedia stuff, and the games....

and so of course, its a better linux than linux.

but it won't be for every linux user, naturally, because they are trying to run a free os on underpowered hardware, and boot their old atari and amiga into something useful....so this has nothing to do with that sort of muckity muck, but you can expect as a desktop replacement for linux, it will be great.

I am typing this from a desktop linux...I would love to replace it with mac os x...I've also been a mac user at times too...although I just sold my ibook and this announcement has left me with some pause as to what computer to buy now....

I hate to say it, but they are dead wrong...even a fanboy like me, thinks about waiting now. they better start thinking about 'deep discounts'