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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by David on Tue 7th Jun 2005 10:21 UTC

....no. Here we go. We've now got a lot of extremely stupid people who don't know what is happening assuming that Mac OS X will run on any Intel box you can find.

What's going to happen is that Apple is going to sell you a Mac PC for a far, far higher price than a white-box for no gain whatsoever, they're going to lock Mac OS X to that hardware and they're going to sue the arse off anyone that tries to run it on anything else. Doesn't sound much of a competitor to me.

Apple is a very dead company unless they manage this well. All evidence and history says they won't manage this well, nor even be aware of what it means.