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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Open your eyes!!
by Anonymous on Tue 7th Jun 2005 02:24 UTC

OSX Will come as binary compatible for x86.
Apple says it will be locked to run only on their machines.

Read that again.
Ok. 1month before it runs on any x86 machine. That's it. People aren't stupid. It'll work on your AMD. All what's needed are chipset drivers and this part is Darwin, that is, opensource, so easily codable.
The other part will be "Apple protection".
Sure. No such protection *ever* resisted "us". So what ?
It'll be cracked. Everyone knows it.

Good luck Apple Computer.

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1 ) Apple doesn't have to release the source code.
2 ) Isn't their source code released under someother license?