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

Sunny Dubey sunny-ml
Tue Apr 20 22:21:12 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 09:48 pm, G. Rosamond wrote:

> http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20040309150310

I've seen the link posted in that story floated around the intraweb.  So far 
the general consensus I've seen is that the story has its facts backwards 
and that the author shouldn't be allowed to write on this subject again, 

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

We're not anti-apple, (at least I'm not) especially now that Yellow Dog has 
a full blown PPC64 port of linux, heh.  However us "linux people" are used 
to getting our contributions from the likes of the GNU/Redhat/SuSe/IBM, and 
*not* apple.  We have watched the GNU write amazing tools from almost 
nothing, Redhat/SuSe contribute in large ways to the kernel, XFree86(and 
now fd.o/Xorg), the GCC, and companes like IBM hire hackers for really 
random things (the DRI comes to mind), etc, etc.  Yet in all honesty we 
simply aren't aware of the supposed amazing contributions apple has given 
back to FLOSS (this has nothing to do with linux)

I'm not here to start another mindless flame-thread.  Just here to present a 
different mentality.  This is my last post for this thread.  I just don't 
care, finito.

Sunny Dubey

PS:  To Bob Ippolito, I suggest you find better reasons than linux users not 
affording apple's hardware as reasons why we are more hesitant than most 
*BSD folks. Additionally compiling bucket loads of software is something is 
linux users have yerned for from the *BSD port's tree.  (And something *BSD 
users have always bragged to us {S}RPM/DEB/ETC dwellers)  I guess it would 
take a *real* bsd user to know that ...  I was expecting *much* better and 
I am somewhat disappointed.

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