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NewsForge: Mactel, Microsoft, and Linux

Jun 25, 2005, 15:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"All kinds of people have been saying Apple's upcoming switch to Intel X86 microprocessors might hurt Linux desktop adoption. I can't see that it will make much of a difference unless Apple decides to directly compete with Microsoft by selling an operating system that would run on non-Apple hardware. And if Apple did that, it would be good for Linux.

"For the moment, all Apple is doing is changing some of their computers' guts. For most computer users, this means no change at all. Apple computers will still look like Apples, and will still run Mac OS X--or XI or XX or whatever..."

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