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Should Linux Play the Apple Card?

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Periodically, the suggestion is made. The latest similar argument - though he does not, in fact, take Apple’s name in vain - comes from Jeremiah Foster in the form of an open letter to Mark Shuttleworth, of Canonical/Ubuntu fame (oh yeah, and Soyuz).

In other words, desktop Linux advocates should borrow a card from Apple, whose job is made infinitely easier by virtue of the fact that they only officially support one hardware platform - theirs (and even then they have random shutdowns, melting power cords, and machines running hot enough to fry eggs on).

When I’m asked whether or not I agree with that strategy, I usually hesitate. The short answer is, yes, I think that would pay dividends. It’s absurd to me, as an example, that it’s 2007 and my latest laptop (Thinkpad X60s) suspends to RAM less reliably under Linux than did my last one (Thinkpad X40).

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