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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good god.. repeat after me.. YOU CAN'T COMPETE WITH FREE
by Matthew on Tue 7th Jun 2005 05:27 UTC

Say it outloud. MacOSX on x86 means nothing to any real linux user. We use linux because its part of our lives, what we beleive in. I could give a flip about macosx coming to x86; good for the Maccies.

It still doesn't change that i can install a professional linux desktop or server for free. Come back to me when OSX is free and non-proprietary. Come back to me when OSX makes a good server platform and a good desktop at the same time, FOR FREE.

Once again, you cant compete with free. Linux has jack and squat to fear from this architecture change. Maybe linux can become the premier PPC OS now and actually show how powerful the arch is, god knows MacOSX couldn't. (see the anandtech article from last week)

"Obviously it will be a negative for PPC Linux distros" The real application of linux on PPC wasn't bi-curious mac users. Its what IBM is doing with their new blade technology. Not to mention that IBM could give a shit about PPC when they are throwing their weight behind their CELL processors in every possible application from the PS3 to getting a linux port for cluster farms.