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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It's all good for linux
by craig on Tue 7th Jun 2005 08:55 UTC

This is all good for linux. The more widespread Apple becomes, the more people will have the opportunity to pick up unix skills. They will eventually transition to linux, because linux offers more: the fact it's open source from top to bottom gives you peace of mind that there's nobody doing nasty things underneath you; I find gnome a nicer UI than aqua; you can easily run linux without having an interface running; and the hardware will always be cheaper for linux geeks because Apple will never try to compete against the cheap generic hardware that linux runs best on. That's not to knock Apple - I have one sitting right here - but it's not exactly the ultimate geek machine. However, it's a really nice way to get to geekdom.