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Hey, Linux Fanboys: Stop Giving Apple a Free Ride

hessian (467078) writes | more than 4 years ago

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Death Metal writes "Yet in important ways, Apple is more closed than Microsoft. Apple controls not just software, like Microsoft does, but its hardware as well. Try to sell a non-Apple computer with Apple's OS on it, and you'll get hauled into court by Apple lawyers. Apple has also taken legal action against bloggers who report on upcoming hardware and software releases. There's a long list of ways in which Apple is far more closed than Microsoft.

Yet the Free Software Foundation, and many other open source proponents, conveniently ignore these facts, and regularly attack Microsoft, while giving Apple a free ride. Apple, after all, has the "coolness" factor in its favor, and it's fashionable and easy to attack Microsoft."

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duh (1)

Aighearach (97333) | more than 4 years ago | (#29254665)

well, duh, apple sucks less is the reason.

It's due to fear. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29256479)

Sorry, but in this politically correct world, many Linux fans are afraid of singling out Apple and its users for criticism for fear of being branded homophobic.
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