Where do we go from here?

Arun Rodrigues arodrig6 at darwin.helios.nd.edu
Wed Mar 17 14:31:15 EST 1999

On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Peter Bierman wrote:

> >With Apple Computers coming into the arena of Linux(PPC) territory, and since
> >LinuxPPC is playing on Apple's territory, and since Power Macintoshes--unlike
> >IBM compatibles--are closed systems, what will happen when Apple changes
> >hardware architectures to a degree that the specifications for Apple hardware
> >are out of reach for LinuxPPC developers or reverse-enginneered so late that
> Why do you think Apple will take steps to intentionally sabotage LinuxPPC
> work? Wouldn't the opposite seem more likely, given the history of Apple's
> cooperation with Linux goals through mkLinux, and informal assistance to
> LinuxPPC?

indeed, for all the talk about how apple is closed and against other OSes
(such as the BeOS complaints) Apple is ultimately a hardware company which
makes its cash by selling boxes, not software. This move will help - I
would love linux for the servers and for people who want to play around
with the system and a MacOS with a UNIX/Mach kernel for the people who
just want to use end-user apps and not develop. 

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