Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jul 2006 20:46 UTC, submitted by Bryan
Apple The editors of, a popular Macintosh website and longtime Mac enthusiasts, have switched to Linux. "I've been making my living as Mac-specific developer for several years now... I was a true Mac die-hard," stated Bryan, who also runs a Mac software company, on his blog, "but the Macintosh community, with its bad attitudes and diva-esque nature, rained on my parade. Sure there were other reasons why I switched. But that was the tipping point."
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Macs N Stuff
by etrek on Tue 25th Jul 2006 17:06 UTC
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I wonder though if the philosophy of things Apple is to pay a premium and always expect the best - kind of an elite socially "cool" club where everything is always supposed to be better by default.

With Linux the overall philosophy is different though. The book "Cathedral and Bazaar" gives good insights into this.. Making demands and being rude is a quick way to become isolated or ignored.

Also if you try to sell proprietary software (no source code) in Linux I suspect you will encounter similar hostilities as you did with the Mac community.


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