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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by a nun, he moos on Tue 7th Jun 2005 03:03 UTC

A very astute observation. I have only one correction: Linux runs on the Cell now. In fact, you can bet that Linux was closely involved with the development of the Cell. We know how Linux is important to IBM, but Sony is also a Linux-friendly company: they released a Linux PS2 kit, and have commercialized consumer and professional products based on embedded Linux as well.

Of course Cell-based workstations won't be here until next year at the latest, but still it sounds very promising - especially for 3D and multimedia uses. This could be Linux's best chance at the worksation market (and, by extension, the desktop).