A bit about myself: I am a linux and openbsd user and free software advocate. I am very excited about the news about Apple/IBM's upcoming 64-bit Power4 derived processor. Not because I think it will blow away whatever 64-bit offerings amd and intel have, but because amd and intel are already committed to some DRM measures whereas Apple has shown resistance to this technology that could render free software unusable. In a year or so I will be looking for a new box (currently on a p3 650). My number one concern will not be speed, it will be DRM/Palladium. It is likely that if Apple sticks to their no-DRM stance I will be picking up a Mac and loading debian-ppc on it. There are many more like me, practically all free software users, who are in the same boat. So what do you all think--will Apple/IBM have any sort of DRM in this new chip? Apple likely scooped up a lot of Unix users with OS X. But there are still those like myself who prefer to use open source software for various reasons. In my view if Apple plays their cards right and resists DRM pressures they will scoop up most of the free software movement, at least hardware wise.