Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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Yes and No
by lihong on Tue 26th May 2009 04:44 UTC
lihong
Member since:
2007-03-23

Should I Switch to Mac? My answer is:
For hardware: Yes, sure! It got style!
For software: No, It's still not FOSS.

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RE: Yes and No
by jokkel on Tue 26th May 2009 07:40 in reply to "Yes and No"
jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

Not all is. But the list is pretty long:
http://www.opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-1057/

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RE: Yes and No
by aesiamun on Tue 26th May 2009 14:04 in reply to "Yes and No"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

While it's your choice to not use anything but Free and Open Source Software, if you tell someone else not to use it because it's not Free, then you're doing them an injustice.

Don't evangelize, it doesn't help anyone.

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