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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A sad day begins
by Scott Cabana on Tue 7th Jun 2005 07:59 UTC

This is the day ive dreaded and yet now it is confirmed and here. This will destroy Apples hardware division. Even tho Apple will do its best to stop people from using Mac OS X on x86 machines I feel someone will crack that and it will spread. Its far easier to crack a bios check than rebuild all the libraries from PPC to x86. Being along side of Microsoft selling another operating system is going to spell doom for Apple. Alot of us have the skill to build an x86 Apple machine so why buy one? Just for Mac OS X? Well ill just crack it or load Linux on it, problem solved. This isnt a change in processer, this is now a platform change. Apple is now an IBM platform PC, running a Mac OS. No one sees what is going to happen? What is my drive to continue to stay with Apple? Its almost like Apple is conviencing the world to buy a IBM PC. Well thats it folks, Apple turned into a sellout. Looks like ill be loading Linux in 2007 after all.