Insufficiently Random

The lonely musings of a loosely connected software developer.

Monday, June 6, 2005

Apple is switching to x86

Well, its true. Apple is switching to x86. And I'm an excellent predictor of when a proprietary operating system company will switch hardware - right after I purchase it. This is now the 3rd time I've bought a proprietary machine and its the 3rd time I've bought right before the switch.

Buying right before the switch is a bad investment as your equipment will become obsolete at least 2x faster than at any other point in its history. Buying right after the switch is a bad idea as the equipment and OS tend to not be as stable due to their immaturity. sigh

MacNN has coverage of the keynote from Steve Jobs.

Too bad I purchased a Macintosh and helped to prop up Apple as they pulled the rug out from under me for a second time.

Where is that fully open PC platform with great laptop hardware? That plus FreeBSD or Linux looks like the only sure bet towards long-term support.


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