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osOpinion: Apple’s Strategy will add to Linux market

[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill
for this link. ]

“If you consider that it is not very difficult to port or even
natively run linux applications on BSD systems, you now have a
broad new market for linux based applications. By shifting to BSD,
Apple will obviously be making BSD compatible code. Considering how
easy it is to port from BSD to linux for the PowerPC, it looks like
the Linuxppc community will now have a steady stream of BSD apps
coming.”

“I think that Apple will open up the code for just enough of the
system which is responsible for overall system security,
scalability, and kernel issues. The User interface will definitely
remain closed. I guess that should not surprise us based on how
apple feels about intellectual property as it relates to look and
feel of the operating system. New Competition for Mac Operating
Systems.”


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