Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th May 2006 15:00 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Mac OS X "Thanks to pirates, or rather the fear of them, the Intel edition of Apple's OS X is now a proprietary operating system. Mac developers and power users no longer have the freedom to alter, rebuild, and replace the OS X kernel from source code. Stripped of openness, it no longer possesses the quality that elevated Linux to its status as the second most popular commercial OS."
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chiwaw
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2006-02-05

"What!? Be real, tens-of-billions in the bank and a 95%+ dominance of the consumer PC OS market is "almost out of business" "

Please, pick up a dictionary and go read the definiton for "sarcasm".

"numbers flip around w/ the momentum open source is gaining."

Mmm. Momentum. I also heard that circa 1996. Yup, a decade ago. You guy's Open Source momentum sure is one fast rabbit.

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zambizzi Member since:
2006-04-23

I remember hearing that as well, however in 1996 there wasn't corporate backing in the (B)illions of dollars around every corner and on everyone's lips in investment circles.

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