Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2008 22:47 UTC, submitted by tyrione
Linux Linus Torvalds, leader of the cult of Linux, took a swipe at Apple's OS X and Microsoft Vista in the same breath at a conference in Australia last week. Speaking at the conference in Melbourne, Australia, a few weeks ago, Torvalds called Leopard 'utter crap' and bashed the proprietary OS makers for being greedy, according to Australian reporter Nick Miller in the The Age. "I don't think they're equally flawed - I think Leopard is a much better system," Torvalds said. "(But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary." He also scoffed at his rivals' practice of revenue-through-renewal by launching upgrades that require new purchases. "An operating system should be completely invisible," Torvalds said. "To Microsoft and Apple (it is) a way to control the whole environment - to force people to upgrade their applications and hardware."
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full of bs
by bullethead on Sat 9th Feb 2008 15:55 UTC
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Linus is full of crap. He let his ego and money get to him. You do not "force" people to upgrade, it's called progress. Like old cars that wear out, software becomes irrelevant over time. I can see his argument for task specific software, but when you talk about desktops and multimedia old software just doesn't cut it. Perhaps this is why Linux is lacking in the multimedia world currently. (Without Xiph I don't know where we would be).

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