Linux the big loser of Apple's switch to Intel processors?

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 07 2005 @ 20:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
John C. Dvorak believes Apple's announcement of moving to Intel processors will mainly hit Linux as users and developers now have a new x86 alternative to Microsoft Windows.
    Microsoft will be affected because of this new competitor and the possibility that people will more readily switch to the Mac. But it seems that Linux has the most to lose. Linux was the only X86 alternative to Microsoft and now it has both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to contend with -- two "last man standing" types. I think Red Hat and all the other Linux distributors have a problem.
The full article can be read at MarketWatch


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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