[nycbug-talk] Survey for upcoming 'Hacking iBook'

Bob Ippolito bob
Tue Apr 20 22:04:52 EDT 2004

On Apr 20, 2004, at 9:48 PM, G. Rosamond wrote:

> Sunny, why don't you explain why so many Linux people are so 
> anti-Apple?
> Although I know most of the answers. . .

 From what I can tell..

They don't want to spend, or can't afford, the premium for pretty 
boxes.  I.e., they'd rather spend a week recompiling kernels and 
fiddling with X11 settings so that it runs on the toaster.

It doesn't align with the GPL (Grossly Political License).  If you 
didn't notice, Apple refuses to distribute GPL'ed software with 
mainline OS X (though OS X Server and Developer Tools have GPL 
software).  It's funny that the only GPL'ed software that people 
actually miss is readline.

They can't dual-boot, Wine, VMWare, etc. to run the latest build of 
Windows XP to play their precious games :)


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