Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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Great article
by darknexus on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:29 UTC
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Nice job on this one, Thom. We're often at odds, but not on this. Still, if I had to pick between Flash and HTML 5 with H.264, I'd pick the second choice. At least it would end up better than what we currently have, and heck you don't *need* to use H.264 with HTML 5 if you don't want to. Try using Theora with Flash... at least with HTML 5 you'd still have that option. Apple are certainly being two-faced about this, but if money's going to decide the issue I'd rather Apple got their way, at least this time, than Adobe.
One thing though, you can manage your iPhone under Linux to some extent. You can get music and podcasts to it, but not movies unless you've had more luck getting gtkpod to work than I did. Funny that, Rhythmbox and Gpodder work fine with my iPhone 3gs but gtkpod doesn't, and they're all using the same libraries to communicate with it. And of course, software update requires iTunes. Nevertheless it's mostly workable depending on what you need.

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