"Apple looks set to release version 1.0 of its Darwin open
source operating system core real soon now - and for the first time
the code will be made available for Intel-based systems."
"Of course, this is still some way from a 'MacOS X for Intel'
announcement, particularly given the open source nature of Darwin
means a port to x86 was always likely to come from someone if not
Apple itself. However, with Apple reportedly in talks with a number
of PC vendors who have approached the Mac maker with a view to
licensing its next-generation OS, Sanchez's comments do take on a
"You have to ask, though, why an Intel vendor would want
MacOS X, rather than Linux. Linux has some clear attractions, but
it lacks - for now at least; KDE 2.0 and the Gnome/Eazel
project may change things - a solid user-friendly desktop
interface. MacOS X can provide that, and provided the likes of
Adobe and Macromedia, are happy flipping a switch on their
compilers and knocking out Intel versions of their MacOS X
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