Dear Linux Magazine Reader,
Quiet waves of trepidation have rippled through the Linux community since Apple’s very interesting announcement that they will move OS X to the Intel chip. Of course, not everyone is running scared. Many of the Linux faithful are brashly confident
that Linux will weather anything. But occasional voices are calling out in blogs, zines, and letters that we should be paying attention to this latest bite from Apple. When the story broke, some commentators speculated that Apple’s move may not be as big as it sounded. Perhaps they would continue on in their tightly controlled hardware universe, with some form of specialized PPC-like processor made under license by Intel. If so, the situation would not be so different from what it is now.
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