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ZDNet: Will Linux Finish Off the Mac?

Oct 13, 2004, 00:15 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"A headline like that is bound to draw the ire of the Macintosh faithful. After all, since Microsoft, which can marshal its forces and target competitors at will with lethal precision, hasn't finished-off Apple after all these years (and I'm not saying that this was necessarily a Redmond goal), how on earth can an operating system like Linux spell trouble for Apple?

"After putting down the Mac last year because of a failed attempt to try the switch (incompatibility with my company's virtual private network was the culprit), I'm giving it another try and can report that--thanks to the recent Panther OS (I was on Jaguar before)--I've been nearly Windows-free for long enough to say the switch is technically possible for most people (more on that later)..."

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