Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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Excellent!
by sergio on Sat 13th Apr 2013 22:23 UTC
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

JLG destroyed all the stupid anti-Apple arguments of the interviewer.

He's a really smart guy and I agree 100% with his explanations.

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RE: Excellent!
by tomchr on Sun 14th Apr 2013 00:47 in reply to "Excellent!"
tomchr Member since:
2009-02-01

Yep, I agree. JLG is absolutely right about the execution vs. the open or closed argument.

However, Martin Hedberg seemed to loose track of the conversation and thus neglected to ask JLC about what he considers the next big thing in OS development.

It would have been quite interesting to hear what JLC considers the sortcommings of todays' OSes from a technical point of view as seen from the user/consumer, rather than the focus on entrepreneurship and what defines a succesful product.

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RE[2]: Excellent!
by sergio on Sun 14th Apr 2013 01:05 in reply to "RE: Excellent!"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

yeap, I missed more technical questions too.

I think the interviewer was not very good, really poor arguments, but hey It's difficult to argue with someone like JLG he has really rock solid arguments and tons of experience... he's a living legend.

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RE[2]: Excellent!
by garyd on Sun 14th Apr 2013 01:37 in reply to "RE: Excellent!"
garyd Member since:
2008-10-22

I quit going to Usenix cons in the late 90s because I got tired of the GNU zealots getting up at the mic at every presentation and asking some stupid off-topic question in a sad, pathetic attempt to convince everyone to join their cult. I still cringe when I hear these kind of people who believe that their way is the only way and that the entire IT world should bend to their will. So I get a small amount of joy any time someone like that get their ass handed to them.

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