Well, not really. But it has decided to switch from using it’s IBM PowerPC processors to use Intel x86 based ones starting in June 2006 and completely switch by 2007. Wonderful! So, all you people who parade your Macs around in some sort of pagan ritual claiming how they are sooooo superior to PCs now must realize that all you have is a slick, user-friendly OS that is no safer than Windows. Yes, that’s right. Now being based on the same machine code ISA as Windows PCs, hardware hacks and malicious code need only to adapt to the different subtleties of the OS’ memory management techniques to drive up the need for Apple virus scanners. Neat.
While I might be interested in trying out Tiger on a PC, in reality, I just don’t see the point. Why move away from one propriatary OS to another? Oooooh, slick buttons and nifty toolbars! Joy! Both Microsoft and Apple will then be in direct competition for the ownership of your desktop. This could be a fun thing to watch. Where will Linux end up in all of this?
Personally, I’m still planning to eventually switch over to Linux in the next few months and keep Windows for school where I need to use programs I can’t run in Linux mode. I’ve been using Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunfire for the last 5 months without any problems. I really do think the only troubles I will run into will be finding a good MSN client (Gaim works, but its so lightweight… I miss silly features), and getting my iPod to sync up properly. It will be fun.