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The Register: Give us MacOS X or give us death, Intel users demand

Oct 05, 2000, 16:05 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"The site's creators argue that Apple has to make the major strategic shift and release MacOS X - "a beautiful OS, with all the power of a BSD environment" - for platforms other than its own Mac line, and they point to the success of Linux as a sign of the sense in such a move."

"The Intel platform has dominated the PC industry. Ignoring this platform will be a mistake on Apple's part," says the site. "With the rising popularity of alternative operating systems for Intel such as Linux, the time may be ripe for Apple to introduce it's first Intel operating system."

"Since Linux is effectively free, that's not the most cogent argument to try to persuade Apple with, especially since the site's authors concede that MacOS X is "Apple's property to do with as they wish" and "Apple wants to sell G4s, plain and simple."

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