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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@ Nimble - Apple to tolerate hacking?
by Papa Lazarou on Tue 7th Jun 2005 11:37 UTC

No kidding? I think you'll find they chase and shut down every website which even so much as hosts or links to a hacked driver or BIOS, yelling DMCA (whilst feverishly changing the DRM in the next "update" which kills all grey-boxed replicants - They do this with the iPod already).

This isn't about Apple wanting you to run OSX on your greyboxen, no, this far far more curious, Apple side with Intel? I still can't quite comprehend this one, but there are other things apprearing which make the whole thing even stranger....

OSX isn't going to scare Linux, I think Linux already scared Apple, and maybe had something to do with the change....

1) Changes to the linux kernel for "The Broadband Processor Architecture (BPA)" [Read : Cell Processor]

http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/5/13/217

2) Sony talking up the Cell and teasing with the prospect of a desktop - http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20050407/103542/

3) IBM's support for Linux PPC

Apple's PPC exclusivity suddenly looks wobbly, so they cut a deal with Intel and the rest is history.

Linux on Cell, no THAT's REALLY interesting ;)