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5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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pcworld.com: I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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asinen.org: Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

Apple is the new open source villain

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zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

Original Mac source code available for download

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computerworlduk.com: The museum now has the source code of two software components from the original Macintosh available for your download and study with Apple's blessing.

Linux-powered iPad-like tablets can't come quickly enough

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blogs.computerworld: Apple has long had a history of being arrogant. But, more often than not, they've been able to back it up by the quality of their products. But now, with Apple locking out Adobe Flash and Google Ads, not to mention their cute trick of setting up an HTML 5 demo site that only works with Apple's own Safari Web browser, I think Apple has overstepped their authority.

Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

Apple has gone too far

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  • Apple has gone too far
  • Apple faces an anti-trust suit. Is there an app for that?
  • Will Apple put its lawyers behind the open codec patent attack?
  • It's Apple and Microsoft versus Google and Mozilla in a tag team match for the video codec in HTML5

Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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  • Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?
  • Stop Fighting Apple

Some sobering second opinions on iPad hipsteria.

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The release of yet another crippled Internet appliance by Apple, Inc. ordinarily wouldn’t be worthy of mention on these hallowed pages — but there’s been such a deluge of hipsteria about it over the weekend that I wanted to make sure that you caught the important stuff.

So let’s get to it!

Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Performance

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phoronix.com: We have published an extensive set of tests comparing the performance of Mac OS X 10.6.2 against a development build of Ubuntu 10.04. This is our first time exploring how Canonical's Lucid Lynx can compete with Apple's Snow Leopard.

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