ZDNet: Will Linux Finish Off the Mac?

“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)…”