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 Trond Abrahamsen on Tue 7th Jun 2005 16:27 UTC

Apple has been using pc hardware for a long time now, so it was just a matter of time before they switched cpu-plattform as well. Companies such as Adobe will now rush their programmers to create OSX-x86 versions of their software (which now will be a much, much simpler task), making an x86 OSX a true alternative to Windows. I think the software giants just were waiting for Apple to make the switch, which is why they haven't bothered to make Linux versions of their applications. If they really thought that Linux would kill Windows, we would have Photoshop, Freehand or even 3D Studio Max for Linux.

Future PC games will now be able to run on both Windows and OSX, without OSX users having to wait 18 months for the ported version.

As Anandtech noted on their latest OSX/Linux/Windows-test, OSX is no good on servers, due to the microkernel architecture - so I think this will be the domain of Linux (which will be the preferred server OS instead of Solaris).