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No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal 534

LnxPhreak writes "Gundeep Hora of has a new editorial up that discusses why Apple and Intel's partnership is not a threat to Linux. The column weighs in on different points equally. From the article: 'However, that doesn't mean it's the end of Linux. In fact, it shouldn't even threaten Linux by any means. Linux has more than a few things that go in its favor, at least for the time being. The idea of open-source software is an amazing one. The fact that Linux isn't much of a commercialized operating system, and you can accomplish day-to-day tasks without too many hassles is an advantage in itself. The idea of running a system that costs absolutely nothing on the software side is a powerful one, and Windows and Mac OS X would have a difficult time competing against that.'"
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No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal

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  • Hello... (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @02:50PM (#12815921)
    ...and welcome to last week.
  • by matt me ( 850665 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @02:50PM (#12815931)
    Apple and Intel are two major corporations producing green-house gases (carbon dioxide, methane, water) than contribute to global warming - this is going to melt the ice caps, destroying penguins' natural habitat - the antartic, and Tux will die...
  • by Caspian ( 99221 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @02:51PM (#12815938)
    ...wait, did the SlashDot editors just use "its" correctly?

    Holy shit. First Apple switches to Intel, then Sarge is released, and now this? I think Hell has officially frozen over now. ;)
  • by AtariAmarok ( 451306 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @02:59PM (#12816064)
    ""No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal""

    In an entirely unrelated story Titanic says that the iceberg is no threat.

  • by Boss Sauce ( 655550 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @03:02PM (#12816115) Homepage Journal ten years time, there will still be a current version of the Mac OS, a current version of Windows, and a current version of Linux.

    Yep, and most people will be running ten year old versions of Windows.

  • by 99BottlesOfBeerInMyF ( 813746 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @03:28PM (#12816404)

    IT seems to me unless you have hardcore certified geeks in your company, linux will cost you a lot in consultants. A lot of people can easily set up a windows or Mac box, but as for linux, it requires a more savvy end user.

    I agree with you, but even if you users are all hardcore geeks (as they are here), maintaining linux as a user takes time, and time is money for most companies. As for OS X and Windows, both can cost you time and more besides. There are lots of tasks that are much, much harder and take more time on Windows and there is greater risk of data loss and productivity loss due to worms, viruses, and systems becoming unstable. OS X can cost huge amounts of time as users constantly zoom all their windows with expose and play with useless dashboard widgets while going "ooohhh, ahhhh."

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @03:38PM (#12816535)
    Do you prefer a hooker to your wife?

    On a per-orgasm basis, hookers are usually cheaper than marriage.
  • by ejito ( 700826 ) on Tuesday June 14, 2005 @07:17PM (#12818792)
    Why do you psychoanalyze other people? Most people who psychoanalyze randomly are insecure about themselves and have to vindicate themselves by learning how other people tick -- however instead of doing it with any concrete basis, they use generalized stereotypes and bad conjecture. Does it just make you feel better about yourself because you magically know everything about other people more than themselves? Did an unfortunate accident happen when you were younger and now you have to figure out lives through neverending psycho babble rather than utilitarian means? This thread is a steaming load of hypocrisy.

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