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    Default What will you do when PCs get OSX?

    One of the major reasons that I switched to a Mac mini was the elegant OSX and it's inbuilt security. There is a rumour in the wild iTWire - Apple to release PC version of Leopard in Q3 that OS X for PC will be released by Apple. What will you do if this happens?

    I have mixed feelings, it is good that OSX will make the internet a more secure experience for more users but I know that it will then become a greater target for attack so it is a bad thing.

    What do you reckon?
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    Not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meinrosebud View Post

    What do you reckon?
    It would be great. But i doubt it will happen.
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    If it does happen, I will rejoice and head on down to MSY and build my own box and purchase a copy of 10.5 for x86

    I would be shocked if it happens though.

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    I'd be the same as decryption. But for a desktop I'd go custom, and custom the tits out of it. As for a laptop, I'd still go with an Asus. As long as it has fw400 ports, I don't care

    But yeah, it'll never happen...

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    And if any of you bothered to read the article, they admit to it being an April Fool's joke
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    Of course it's a joke.. but a good perspective though.... and it's April 2nd.

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    They wouldn't. At all. Never. Ever.

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    1) I would probably buy a good jacket as I would be cold - Hell would have frozen over.
    2) Be really disappointed that they didn't release OS-X for Cray-1 or Silicon Graphics Octane systems - Come onto Mactalk and bitch about this fact.
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    I want to see OSX for the DS.

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    OMG! OS X with a custom box!

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    Edit: Over it.

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    No difference to my world directly.

    If it did make OS X more of a target... I'd be pissed. But then, I've been advocating Apple increasing market share for ages, so I guess I'd get over it.
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    i think you are also forgetting that america is a day behind us........

    but eh.
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    I'd do much the same as decryption - grab some hardware and see what it can do. But I agree with the majority here - not going to happen. The big thing with Mac is the control of hardware. They have built OS X around the hardware. Windows has plagued the planet because of the ubiquity of drivers for almost any piece of hardware you can get your hands on. Until Mac has that wide reaching library of drivers it's just not viable.

    on a side note, god I hate april fools day

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    on a side note, god I hate april fools day
    Agreed, way to many shitty e-jokes...
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    If PCs get OS X I hang myself.

    Ok, I probably wouldn't unless Apple made ropes.

    Ok seriously, I'd just be very pissed off and I'd switch to Linux.
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    Apple went down this road before and after that experience wont be too quick to go down that road again,macintosh clones anyone
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    The only circumstances under which this would happen are:
    (a) Margins on Macs get too thin to make building the boxes worthwhile (looks unlikely at this stage).
    (b) Mac market share gets so high that the US Government intervenes and breaks up Apple into hardware & software companies (possible in a decade or three).

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    hell will freeze over before it happens if at all or ever
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