Apple's Intel Desktop Move Threatens Linux Desktop

You know what else? If you're a Linux developer and you've been spending time on, say, porting Linux to the prehistoric z80 processor or writing device drivers for the long obsolete ESDI (Enhanced Small Device Interface), maybe you should consider spending your time on something that's more productive.

I'm not the only one to make that argument. Ulrich Drepper, a Red Hat developer, makes the same argument in his blog. The only difference between us is that I believe refocusing the Linux community's energy is critical.Now Linux desktop developers do hold a few cards in their hands. For starters, Linux has a lot more drivers for the x86 platform than Apple and friends have.

News source: eWeek

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