Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
Thread beginning with comment 13742
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Mac & Linux
by on Thu 4th Aug 2005 22:33 UTC

Member since:

One of the most honest Linux positions I had read on a long time.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Mac & Linux
by on Thu 4th Aug 2005 23:51 in reply to "Mac & Linux"
Member since:

I think he's just not very informed. Its also against his interest to say "Oh yes, Linux is very good, and it runs on commodity hardware!". So of course he's going to play it down.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Mac & Linux
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 00:17 in reply to "RE: Mac & Linux"
Member since:

I didn't see his comments as "playing Linux down". He's right in the sense that "why dual boot if you already have a UNIX system".

In the same machine, OS X "feels" faster than Linux.

Reply Parent Score: 0

RE[2]: Mac & Linux
by melgross on Fri 12th Aug 2005 15:57 in reply to "RE: Mac & Linux"
melgross Member since:

No, I don't agree. He's right. I never found Linux to be useful. It's fine to play around with. If you want to use the stuff available to have fun with as a hobby, it's fine. But it's just too much hassle for those of us who want to use our systems rather than play with them.

Reply Parent Score: 1