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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My two cents
by Brian Emenaker on Tue 7th Jun 2005 15:46 UTC

Whether the switch to Intel is good or bad for Apple is totally up to Apple at this point. In the past they had the luxury of being the only player on PPC so they could get away with their BS overpricing. When you move onto x86 architecture, you now only have your OS as your sales motivation. If it is not vastly superior, another "as good as" OS for a cheaper price will outsell it.

With the way Apple is saying they are going to limit the supported hardware, that is a shot in the foot. NOONE survives on x86 without BROAD hardware support. There is plenty of history to support this claim.

The advantage I see for Apple to make a success, is they can get games ported much more easily now. This is the must have to survive. Games are the most overlooked aspect of home PC markets.

I have long been wanting to see OS X on x86, and now that it is possible, I will when the hack is out. I won't buy expensive x86 crap to run an x86 OS. And I won't buy and Intel proc, AMD BABY!!!!