The “macosphere” is about to erupt: Okay you Mac people. Check out the last sentence on this Sony UK page teasing the Playstation 3 due next year:
“The operating system has also yet to be clarified. The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple’s Tiger).”
Granted, that sentence can be parsed in a way that would not specifically suggest the possibility of the Mac OS being licensed to another hardware company — it merely points out that, in theory, the same processor can support a variety of operating systems, which is no big revelation. However, as this item appears on a Sony corporate website and can also be parsed in a way that indicates a suggestion of that happening, well, that’s enough juice to launch a million blog posts.
My prediction: The Playstation 3 will not support the Mac OS. (However, that would be a nice kick in the X-Box pants).