Weblog:   Open Source vs. Mac vs. Windows
Subject:   my 2
Date:   2004-02-10 15:16:44
From:   hinoiri
i tried Linux about 5 or 6 years ago, it wasn't ready for me and i was not ready for it, i did not waste time on it i just dabbled lightly in it until both me and Linux progressed, now i run MEPIS and Linux as hole is only getting better, if MS really does wait as long as they say for their next release and Apple keeps doing its “thing” than Linux really will start taking real bites out of the desktop market.
proprietary and open source hybrids have to be judged by results, i do not count running some open source apps on a Mac a hybrid anymore than i would running Open Office on WinXP, just because a company has win win deals with open source projects does not make them open source, makes them more friendly than MS but open source is a legal definition not a point of view!
you compared Mandrakes various membership and extra resource plans to a copy of Panther? if you pay for and support Mandrake you are supporting a true open source product, if you pay and support Apple you get.. what? it is not MS so thats great but its not real open source either, i guess you are just some one that loves to sit on fences and write about how the fence is digging into your nether regions?


for the record anyone that is using Mac hardware (IBM) and is not running a 'nix needs to get their head checked, IMHO.


oh and your closing line and Mac mantra “think different” i prefer better design and philosophy to simply different, different is what idiots think piercings, hair coloring and overpriced cloths makes them.