Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Oct 2011 00:02 UTC
Apple On its website, Apple has just confirmed that its co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, has passed away at age 56. After bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy and turning it into one of the world's most succesful technology companies, Jobs lost the battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Thu 6th Oct 2011 10:56 UTC
Darkmage
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I used to be a die-hard Linux fan, but I'm typing this on my MacBook Pro, and I've got a Mac Pro tower encoding 1080p videos at faster than real-time speed. Steve Jobs was a very controversial figure, but the more I've looked into the Apple platform, the more I realise the genius and creativity that's gone into making it. If the open source community can get even a small fraction of that level of talent then Microsoft and bad computer systems in general will be doomed. Steve is one talent the world will sorely miss.

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