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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RE: Linux on Cell
by Anonymous on Tue 7th Jun 2005 03:08 UTC


I agree with you 100 percent except for the comment "Problem: MS will be very late in the Cell game, and Linux will be there first."

The fact is that Linux is already there first. There are several articles about the cell technology, Linux and IBM, all of which state that the Linux operating system is already running on cell.

Apple is moving more and more toward a locked down proprietary consumer device for selling music/music player and now movies/movies player (with the help of built in DRM on Intel chips that will be in the next Apple hardware). The desktop PC market is history at Apple. The focus is on supplying the living room/portable consumer devices.