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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You people are missing the point.
by mrgreen on Tue 7th Jun 2005 03:57 UTC

This is all Jobs preparing to take on Microsoft directly. x86 Macs will run Windows, removing the age-old obstacle to a larger user base. I don't know how many times I've heard the "but can I run my windows programs on it??" question from people who would otherwise use a mac. Why would you buy a normal PC when only Apple's can run both OSes (yes and linux as well)? Apple will be making the big profits here, while MS tries to play catch-up. Then I suppose in the future, depending on the circumstances (how badly Microsoft is doing) Jobs will "unlock" OSX for all x86 PCs, thereby delivering a crushing blow to Gates and Co.