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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Opportunity for Linux
by Kai on Tue 7th Jun 2005 01:40 UTC

Ok, although I don't want to use Linux anymore (I'm a OSX convert), I have to say that this is a great opportunity for Linux on the Desktop.

Soon we will have an x86 platform with _very_ defined hardware. Please, please, please just make a version of Linux (GNU/Linux, whatever) that runs perfectly on all Intel Mac platforms (no configuration needed, no tweaking, etc). You'll soon have very defined hardware to support on the Linux Apple x86 boxes, so please try to get great support for those very specific machines.

Don't worry, keep working on the "generic x86 boxes", but their desktop support will never really get much better than it is right now due to the diversity.