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Control Issues: Why Apple Doesn’t Want You to Use Linux

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Boy, what a tempest I discovered when I posted last week about my disillusionment with Apple Computer and my ongoing migration from OS X to the new and well-reviewed Windows 7. Last time I checked in, I had jailbroken my iPhone to install the unofficial Google Voice mobile app. (You can find all my updates in my Migration from Mac OS X post category.) This week I’ve been taking a closer look at Linux–and discovered yet another Apple tentacle wrapped around my right to choose my own OS: iTunes, and Apple’s ongoing refusal to port it to Linux.

I dove into Linux at the suggestion of several commenters who urged me to take a look at the open-source end of the OS world before deciding to go over to the Microsoft “dark side.” Why not? I figured.

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Apple is mean

Apple recently changed something on their site that prevented Linux users from watching the movie trailers. My distro changed the mplayerplugin to fix it but dang they don't even want you to watch Movie trailers?

Who cares

Linux + KDE make the Mac redundant anyway.

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