Friday night topic: Should Apple open up OS X?

— 7:18 PM on August 15, 2008

Apple's on a roll, and Microsoft's struggles with Vista are a stark contrast. Not only that, but the fruity computer company has made the transition to Intel hardware with good success, and I know several techies who have jumped to Macs for their main, everyday PCs. I don't think Steve Jobs will ever do it, but if you were in charge, would you consider opening up OS X to run on non-Apple hardware? Is the PC market ready to welcome a challenger to Windows on the desktop? Or would Apple be wiser to keep tight control of the whole Mac food chain and soak up all of the profits it can off of its own hardware sales?

And if you could run OS X on your PC, would you?


(Tonight's question inspired by adisor19, one of several resident Apple-fanatic gerbils.)

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