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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Apple is Dead
by Triple H on Tue 7th Jun 2005 03:20 UTC

If anything, Apple is dead. Who is going to move to a platform that has a history of breaking backwards compatibility every 7-10 years and is more expensive? Basically, you can't trust Apple.

I wonder what the people who spent all that money over the years on Apple G4's and G5's are thinking now that their platform is heading fast towards being obsolete. In the near future, their choice will be to either run your current apps on Rosetta, the new Classic Environment of 2006-07, or ditch it for a more stable, cheaper, faster, more available Win or Lin platform--both of which probably have or will have more native software, and is still running a Pentium or equivalent anyway.

A smart person or organization would just buy/build AMD boxes and run whatever they want on it. I'm glad I never wasted money on a G5 or something of the like--should I need to take advantage of the next generation of computing power, all I have to do is swap out the motherboard/CPU on my desktop for a 64-bit combo. I guess a person with a G5 will have to store it away in the closet next to their Amiga 500.