Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2006 21:18 UTC, submitted by Macino
Red Hat Imagine a world where you could run both Linux and Apple operating systems on the same high-performance Mac laptop. That day may be coming sooner than Mac fans think. Red Hat has confirmed it is pursuing the development of a Linux distribution for the new Intel-based Macs. Red Hat is no stranger to Macintosh - Fedora and other Linux distributions support the PowerPC architecture once used by Apple - but there are challenges to bringing Linux to the MacBook Pro. It appears the opportunities outweigh the challenges, though, with potential repercussions for Microsoft if the market clamors for Red Hat Linux-enabled MacBook Pros.
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RE: Why??
by WorknMan on Thu 26th Jan 2006 22:42 UTC in reply to "Why??"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

You're probably right. Given that many Mac users say they love Macs because 'it just works', I'm not sure how many of them would have an interest in Linux.
On the other hand, people looking to jump ship from Windows will probably head for Linux as their first alternative, because that option is cheaper when you can run the OS on hardware you already have.

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RE[2]: Why??
by chekr on Thu 26th Jan 2006 23:51 in reply to "RE: Why??"
chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

"You're probably right. Given that many Mac users say they love Macs because 'it just works', I'm not sure how many of them would have an interest in Linux."

I think you are looking at this from the wrong angle, go to just about any linux event and have a look at how many people have a an ibook or powerbook burning up their lap. It is more a case of how many linux users have an interest in a mac than how many mac usrs have an interest in linux.

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RE[2]: Why??
by halfmanhalfamazing on Fri 27th Jan 2006 15:29 in reply to "RE: Why??"
halfmanhalfamazing Member since:
2005-07-23

-------------Given that many Mac users say they love Macs because 'it just works', I'm not sure how many of them would have an interest in Linux.-----------

If that is your lone, and only qualifier I can very much see why they'd want to run linux.

It's only windows that suffers from non-"it just works" depending on how you look at it.

If you *never* connect to the internet then windows is just fine, but if you're internet bound you have to have this, that, and the other thing as protection otherwise "it just works" won't be working very long.

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