Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Nov 2008 21:22 UTC
Linux Even though there are a lot of happy people using Apple's iPhone very happily, there's also a group of people who are not so happy, most likely because of Apple's rather strict policies regarding applications and developers. While most of these people would just jailbreak the thing, some take it a step further - by installing another operating system. Yes, Linux now runs on the iPhone (1st gen/2nd gen, and the 1st gen iPod Touch).
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flaming a free operating system
by zenulator on Sun 30th Nov 2008 04:05 UTC
zenulator
Member since:
2008-06-29

I love how people flame a free operating system. STFU or GTFO. Seriously nobody is twisting your arm to use linux. It's a matter of choice. Don't like something about it? Fix it or move on. I'm tired of people saying linux needs this or that or linux should be like this or that. All the source is out there for a reason. Stop bitching and use it. Build your own distro hell fork the kernel if you want. It's all about freedom and personally I think its cool that linux is running on the iphone. Is it pratical? Not really, but the fact that it can be done is enough for most people.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Let me explain, for the record, what flaming is. Better yet, I'll give an example:
Linux sucks! I f*****g hate it, it sucks so bad... the FOSS community are stupid morons... etc. Clear enough?
I do not flame, actually. I state my opinion in a clear, concise way and without, I might add, telling people to STFU.
Do you seriously believe that your response is favorable to Linux's image? Telling people to STFU? Thank you, you've made one of my points for me. Couldn't have done it better myself.
And while no one is twisting my arm to use Linux, I can't help but notice that every time anyone brings up a point against it, no matter how trivial, they get flamed by people like you and are often called "corporate slaves," or "naive," or other such terms. What do you call that, then? Is that not a form of arm twisting, specifically I'd call that the guilt trip.

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diskinetic Member since:
2005-12-09

Do you seriously believe that your response is favorable to Linux's image? Telling people to STFU? Thank you, you've made one of my points for me. Couldn't have done it better myself.
And while no one is twisting my arm to use Linux, I can't help but notice that every time anyone brings up a point against it, no matter how trivial, they get flamed by people like you and are often called "corporate slaves," or "naive," or other such terms. What do you call that, then? Is that not a form of arm twisting, specifically I'd call that the guilt trip. (Emphasis added)

There, THAT should make them feel guilty.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Put up or shut up. You can use Linux for free (legally). You can also buy a boxed distro with support. You can donate to developers without corporate backing.

Bitching is free (as in beer). Doing something useful? That's work!

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