Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[5]: Crucifixion
by BushLin on Wed 1st Aug 2012 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crucifixion"
BushLin
Member since:
2011-01-26

"When you really break it down, Apple only developed the original Mac OS, "

"Wrong. Or is the Mac OS X on my Mac Mini Scotch Mist?"

I have no doubt that Apple would have preferred to use the Linux kernel for OS X but took FreeBSD as their liberal licence allowed Apple to take all their hard work and give nothing back. They made a pretty interface with many fans but can't take credit for the underlying OS.

Oh yeah, as Thom says, you are guilty of trying to move the goalposts on the original argument on the first GUI... at least try to be objective.

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RE[6]: Crucifixion
by Sabon on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Crucifixion"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

... OS X but took FreeBSD as their liberal licence allowed Apple to take all their hard work and give nothing back. They made a pretty interface with many fans but can't take credit for the underlying OS.


You need to do some fact checking. Darwin for instance.

PS: If you don't know how to use it, it doesn't mean a lot of other people can't.

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RE[7]: Crucifixion
by BushLin on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Crucifixion"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

So you have some fanboys voting for your ignorance, bully for you.
Apple take the BSD kernel, make minor contributions to make their stuff work and everything useful is closed source. You can't run OS X apps on Darwin, no-one uses it and in fact OpenDarwin closed years ago; citing that it "become a mere hosting facility for Mac OS X related projects,"

I'm guilty of hyperbole but their contribution to the hand that feeds them is microscopic, you're acting like a shill.

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