Now, there have been many arguments that Apple should port OS X to the x86 platform. To this, I try to hold back my laughter. The chances of it ever happening or slim at this point. The soonest one could possibly expect an x86 port would be roughly 2004 by analysts expectations. That aside, I'd like to see OS X ported to x86. However, port it with little or no functionality, and sell it for $49. Take a look: Apple could release a full version of OS X for x86. However, only certain applications would work, and no third-party applications could be created Apple could port iMovie (with limited FireWire to DV Camera capabilities), iTunes, iPhoto, etc. to lure people into the new x86 operating system Apple could also bundle OpenOffice. Rumors have suggested (and so have actual news stories) that Apple and Sun are trying to work together with an Office Suite of applications. A word processor and spreadsheet program would be enough for most users Finally, sell it for about $49. An absurdly low price for the quantity of software, but the point is to bring new users into the OS X experience. If users like OS X, they might be inclined to purchase Apple hardware to use the thousands of other OS X-native applications Plus, can you imagine how many Apple junkies would spend $49 per machine to move their x86 machines to OS X? It wouldn't even be funny. This could definitely be a money maker for Apple There you have it, my take on the only chance of ever seeing an x86 version of OS X. By the way, I could see where Apple could ship millions of copies of OS X for x86, even in this limited fashion, and Apple could see revenues shoot through the roof.