Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2008 17:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Ivan Krstic' critique of the One Laptop Per Child Project has made its ripples around the pond of the intertubes. Apart from the obvious part where it criticises a major project from an insider's point of view, it also had a few other remarks that caught people's attention - most notably the admission that despite his ability to do Linux kernel hacking, his main development laptop is a Macintosh running Mac OS X.
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detto
Member since:
2007-11-25

I can't stand these would be Linux gurus that live in their own little world and still think that Mac's are more expensive than a comparable machine from another company.

Relax buddy, keep on hackin, drink your coffe and get over it if you don't want to pay the price for a MBP, but please calm down, it's an embarassing picture for the really open unix community.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I can't stand these would be Linux gurus that live in their own little world and...
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...it's an embarassing picture for the really open unix community.


Detto, it is embarrassing for the Linux community, as well. Most of us eschew frothing at the mouth so. :-)

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I can't stand these would be Linux gurus that live in their own little world and still think that Mac's are more expensive than a comparable machine from another company.


Well, and I can't stand those people who live in their own little world and still think there's nothing else out there. There are other countries out there, where people do live, where US prices are a distant dream (the exactly same macbook now costs ~$500 more for me), and the warranty well, you can get 2 years for ~$350, from the selling company, not from Apple. I'm thinking about buying a macbook on my US visit this summer, but I'd never think about buying one here (central europe, btw).

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Relax buddy, keep on hackin, drink your coffe and get over it if you don't want to pay the price for a MBP, but please calm down, it's an embarassing picture for the really open unix community...


MacBookPro's are overpriced and underpowered when you examine the cost/benefit ratio. And that was precisely his point.

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