Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 17:10 UTC
Apple The discussion around whether or not jailbreaking iPhones should be exempt from the DMCA has just reached a level of ridiculousness that words can't really describe any longer. As some of you might know, Apple and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are in a tussle with one another over whether or not the US Copyright Office should put an exemption in the DMCA allowing the jailbreaking of iPhones. Apple's reasoning for why no exemption should be made is rather... Over-the-top.
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RE: Apple Just Irks Me!
by sbergman27 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC in reply to "Apple Just Irks Me!"
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Ah! Apple! What do I think of Apple?

MacOS is OK. The Unix core is nice, if a bit dated in places compared to other POSIX OSes. The slick desktop is nice, but really not my cup of tea. And its proprietary nature is somewhat of a downer. All in all, I would give their OS an unenthusiastic thumbs up.

The company itself is becoming more annoying with every passing day. Big thumbs down there.

The community surrounding Apple is varied, as is any community. There are a lot of Apple users, mostly developers, for whom I have a lot of respect. But the general run of Apple fans seem to be more annoying than the company itself. So I'd have to give the Apple community in general a big thumbs down.

But then, as a Linux guy, I come to the philosophy of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". And based upon that, I guess I almost have to give the Apple world as a whole a rather uncertain thumbs up.

Why does life have to be so complicated? Perhaps I should become a Sandwich Maker.

Edited 2009-07-29 19:20 UTC

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