__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Thursday 16 March 2006 15:36 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Thursday 16 March 2006 15:19 \__
>> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> Yes, I know about Ubuntu for PPC, but this is new:
>> >> ,----[ Quote ]
>> >> | An IBM researcher working on operating systems, virtualisation and
>> >> | computer security has developed an application that enables Linux,
>> >> | and potentially Windows XP, to boot on an Intel Mac.
>> >> `----
>> > Seems like a strange project. If someone buys an Intel based Mac they
>> > most likely paid a premium for that machine in order to run OSX on it.
>> > If they planed on converting it to a Linux box they would have bought a
>> > generic PC instead.
>> It's a vanity thing slash challenge in my humble opinion. Also a
>> proof-of-concept project. Let the engineers have their fun and prove Linux
>> to be so customisable that it can even fit gardware which is tailored for
>> a particular O/S from a single vendor.
> I guess that it's also useful for people who want to either boot a
> live-CD or dual-boot to play around with Linux. So there is some value
> in that as well.
Good point. However, many Open Source programs like the GIMP are avilable for
Jaguar/Tiger as well. SSH is one merit I can think of. In general, anything
that involves X and would require some fiddling with Mac OS X to achieve a
cross-over. Either way, choice is power.
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