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Apple Has Grown Up, We're Scared Parents.
Authored by: kidventus on Jun 09, '05 03:54:16AM
OK, I am sitting here watching the new OPEN SOURCE webkit and Safari compile, and so is someone on an x86 I imagine with the news release to Slashdot already typed up waiting for the "build complete" to show. Also, we got news that Apple has always had OSX and all it's world class "switch to a Mac for it" Pro tools and iTools compiled on Intel, and it's only a few Swedish kids and a caffine drink binge away from running on un-modified Intel machines when the developer version of Mac OSX Preview gets leaked on to P2P. Gone are the excuses from Microsoft and Linux users about Apple's beautiful applications and operating system "their platform is closed, they sprinkle fary dust on their PowerPC processors".

Nope, you just suck.

All of this and Steve saying the heart of a Mac is not it's hardware (I had to wipe the tears from my Powerbook's aluminum case for hours) but it's operating system. Everyone in the media and on chat boards didn't get what "Just In Case" meant.. he wasn't talking about switching to Intel chips in his hardware, he was making sure he could shrink wrap it and sell it at Best Buy in case Apple didn't recover, folks. That was Just In Case. The fact the hardware side will still live and x86 came out of the closet for that reason is a sigh of deep relief.

So, we are witnessing a change for Apple, and it's a good one. But it's not ours anymore. The entrance fee is not thousands anymore. I think that's what we are mourning. There was no fary dust, and now everyone can eat.

As it was with iTunes, is now with Safari and forever shall be with x86 OSX.

Time to run the script



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