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Apple's Mac OS and other Apple-related news

Macs, Windows 7, and Linux

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blogs.computerworld: As I write this, the new Mac news is coming out and Microsoft just decided to back down from limiting Windows 7 Starter Edition to no more than three applications. So, why do I think you may want to buy a Linux desktop instead? Easy: Price.

Thank Apple for the Linux 'desktop'

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Mac

Matt Asay: I spent the weekend using Ubuntu 9.04 almost exclusively. Blame it on Apple. In 2002 I switched to the Mac and have never looked back. Which, I think, is why it has been so easy to pick up Ubuntu, Moblin, and other variants of Linux.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: We have already looked at the performance of Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, and even found it to perform with old hardware, but how does it now compete with Mac OS X? We have more benchmarks this morning to continue this performance investigation.

apple & ms

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Ubuntu and Mac

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Ubuntu

Blast from the past: Mac vs Linux desktop

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leuksman.com: Clearing out old backups, I stumbled on this half-written blog post from 2004 about my “switch”. While they may not be the most earthshaking issues, I’m disappointed that things have not changed much in four years.

15 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes for FOSS Developers to Ponder

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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:

Psystar planning Mac OS X notebook

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blogs.zdnet: A spokesperson for Psystar tells AppleInsider that the company is working on its first Mac notebook clone, which it will “price aggressively.”

How long until Apple is bigger than Microsoft?

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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.

ONE reason why OS X is better than Vista and Linux

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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...

Tomorrow's War: Why FOSS Needs to Change its Views of Apple

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OSS

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.

Why does Apple get a break?

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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.

Apple CEO Jobs' life not in danger

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  • Apple CEO Jobs' life not in danger: report

  • Steve Jobs is healthy
  • Putting the Sneer Before the Scoop: Joe Nocera and Steve Jobs

Apple sues clone maker Psystar

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Legal

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?

Why Mac OS isn't the best OS around

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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.

Psystar Open Computer unboxing and hands-on

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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.

Why Mac OS X Sucks and Linux Rocks

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Mac

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.

Apple's Christmas gifts to open source

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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?

Apple Releases Leopard Source Code

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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.

Macintosh…Help me understand why

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Ubuntu

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.

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