junauza.com: Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and CEO, is the genius behind some of the most innovative and influential tech products in history. It's a known fact that Free and Open Source software developers are inspired by the words of Stallman and Torvalds, but I think it won't hurt if they will also reflect on some of these great quotes by Steve Jobs:
blogs.zdnet: A spokesperson for Psystar tells AppleInsider that the company is working on its first Mac notebook clone, which it will “price aggressively.”
blogs.zdnet.com: While Microsoft executives like to talk about Apple as an insignificant company with less than 5% of the worldwide market share of all PCs and servers sold, the Mac maker now has more cash than Microsoft and earns more than half of its profits and over three fourths its revenues.
itwire.com: The iTWire Vista Vs. Linux battle has been great fun to watch unfold, however it does seem to have missed the point that Apple Mac OS X is better than them both...
itmanagement.earthweb: By definition, free and open source software (FOSS) is opposed to proprietary companies. But, while fear and loathing of Microsoft often reaches towering, even paranoid heights, Apple is hardly ever condemned, and even seems to be regarded with approval by many members of the FOSS community. Yet, in some ways, Apple poses a greater proprietary threat than Microsoft.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Want to know a dirty little secret? We, Linux and open-source users, love Apple's devices. Of course, that's not true of all of us. I'm sure Richard M. Stallman wouldn't be caught dead with an iPhone in his pocket.
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cnet.com: Apple has sued Psystar, the company that for months has been selling the Open Computer, a Mac clone. Of course, if anything, the surprising thing is not that Apple is suing Psystar, but what took them this long?
sjvn: When I recently explained one of the many reasons why I prefer desktop Linux to Windows, even over my favorite desktop Windows, XP SP3, I got a lot of people telling me I was full of hooey because I barely even mentioned Mac OS X. Good enough, here's my take on Apple's Mac OS X.
engadget.com: Engadget NYC might have gotten to play with Apple's latest and greatest iMac yesterday, but we keep it dirty in the Chi -- yep, we've got the first Psystar Open Computer shipped out for review.
junauza.com: As some of you may know, I had my very first taste of Mac a few weeks ago. I got a Macbook Pro (Penryn) which comes with the standard OS X Leopard. But for the sake of sanity, I immediately installed Linux.
Matt Asay: Apple gets a lot of grief for being a net pillager of open source. The company has adopted open-source software into critically important products, yet gives little in return (so the story goes). And yet the Mac gets a lot of love from the open-source crowd. Why? What has Apple done to deserve it?
pcworld: Darwin 9.0 forms the backbone of the UNIX-based operating system and is being made available to developers in the open source community. Darwin 9.0 is a fully-conformant UNIX operating system that's built on Mach 3.0 and FreeBSD 5.
ZDNet: I can feel them…the flames…they’re coming. But I have to ask this question again (yes, I’ve asked one very much like it before) in light of recent events. The recent events, of course, involve the release of a particular Linux distribution with a funny African sort of name and, maybe more significantly, the first tier-one vendor’s adoption of said funny-sounding distro as an OS choice.
The blogosphere devoured news of the iPhone and now comes the inevitable indigestion. Among the various gripes about price, carrier exclusivity, a non-removable battery, lack of 3G support, and the inability to download or sync wirelessly, to name a few, it is the iPhone's closed system that may be the device's most controversial feature or flaw, depending on your perspective.
The growth of Macintosh desktop clients in enterprises will be more of a hindrance to Linux desktop growth than Windows, one analyst firm says in a recent report.
Linus Torvalds has picked up one of Apple's new Intel-based Mac minis to play with, but the Linux creator still prefers Apple's old PowerPC architecture for his primary desktop machine.
Playing on Apple's past "Switch" ad campaign, which was aimed at getting Windows users to migrate to Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, a few longtime Mac and open-source gurus are vocally publicizing their switch away from Apple's platform to more open-source solutions.
Apple is, after all, a hardware company, and if Linux and Windows users can now buy Macs safe in the knowledge that they can use both their favourite OS and Mac OS X, or perhaps even all three, on their new machine, they may well see greater adoption in the marketplace.
Last week's column was basically a rant about things that bothered me about Ubuntu's GNOME/Linux combination. Besides the usual 'I do not experience the problems you have, so you must be an anti-GNOME troll!' and of the course the ever-present 'How on earth can you complain about Free software!', it did what is was supposed to do: bring problems under developer's direct attention (for instance, Evolution's UI maintainer emailed me, asking for more clarification). Now it's Apple's turn. Here is a list of problems I find the most annoying about Apple's Mac/MacOS.