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 About the BIG Picture?
by Stevo on Tue 7th Jun 2005 01:35 UTC

Don't forget that Sony, Toshiba and IBM (STI) teamed up a couple years ago to design & build the processor/architecture of the future...

http://www-1.ibm.com/businesscenter/venturedevelopment/us/en/featur...



Shortly after that Microsoft & IBM announced a technology collaboration...

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2003/nov03/11-03XboxIBMPR....




Then, just a few months ago STI unveiled the long-awaited Cell microprocessor...(the future is here)

http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/02/07/HNninecorecell_1.html




...and Finally, just a few days ago STI announced that they will open the specifications of the Cell processor to the world:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/25/ibm_opens_cell/



Excuse me for a second while I read between the lines......///IBM dumped Apple, collaborated with Microsoft, and plans to release the most powerful PC platform ever known to mankind///......///Apple plans propriatorize <--(new word) to the Intel platform/// ...not good for Apple.

Even if Microsoft develops an OS to run on Cell Processor technology, it will probably be released a few years after Longhorn, lol.

Additionally, Linux WILL adapt to the new Cell Processor which will attract many power users to Linux...

http://cell.raw.net/news.php

I think Linux has a VERY bright future, as for Intel, AMD, and Apple, I already sold my stock, hehehe.




-Stevo
(Testing Linux Since 1998)