“It’s time for me to explain, once again, why I think it’d be a good idea to put Mac OS X on Intel processors,” writes David Coursey, Special to CNETAsia. “I’m doing so because of an opinion column that appears in the current issue of Macworld magazine. The headline, ‘Mac OS X on Intel? That makes sense for PC makers and PC users–but not for Apple,’ pretty much tells the story. (I’d link to the column, but Macworld doesn’t offer the full text.)”
Coursey writes, “The author of the column, Matt Deatherage, is a seasoned and mostly well-reasoned Apple observer. He suggests that the only people who want to see OS X on Intel are the folks I call ‘Mac voyeurs'”–people who get all frothy thinking about what Apple does but who can be counted on never to buy a Mac. Worse, Deatherage says Apple would inevitably lose control of the operating system, Apple hardware sales would crater, and, because the company depends on hardware revenue to stay afloat, Apple would die.”
“Well, Matt, I’m a real Apple user and I’d like to see Apple build some Intel-based boxes, though I will add the caveat ‘only if the OS can be locked to the hardware.’ By which I mean, only if Apple can create a version of Mac OS X for Intel processors that it can limit for use on Apple manufactured hardware only. If that could be done, I’d think it’s a good idea,” Coursey writes.
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