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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
2. The fact that someone spent hours writing an in-depth analysis like this is proof enough that patents are harmful.
A couple of things that are crystal clear
Posted Feb 6, 2012 22:55 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Feb 6, 2012 23:13 UTC (Mon) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624)
As an anecdotal data point: the desktops where I work have gone a marked change over the past 2 years - from almost exclusively Windows with a couple of Linux and Mac users to almost entirely Mac with a couple of Linux users. I don't think we have any staff members left using Windows on their desktops, the only Windows machine left is a University SOE desktop attached to a videoconferencing system.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 23:16 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Feb 6, 2012 23:28 UTC (Mon) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 9:58 UTC (Tue) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Feb 6, 2012 23:39 UTC (Mon) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
But they are trying to get into such a position by any means necessary.
Just consider the vile words of late Steve Jobs:
> "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
I have a lot of Apple products at home (not personally mine) and I did play with several Android devices. Similar in some ways? Sure (which computer isn't similar to another?). Android a complete copy of iOS or OSX? Absolutely not. Complete rubbish. That's just Apple being mean, arrogant and greedy.
I think these words by late Steve Jobs best describe it:
> "I don't want your money. If you offer me $5bn, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want."
A bit rich for someone that used open source BSD to revive their dying OS line.
Oh and weren't patents all about getting the ideas into the open?
PS. Apple recently topped the world list of most valuable companies. And yet, that's not enough for them. The still want more.
Posted Feb 7, 2012 15:40 UTC (Tue) by michel (subscriber, #10186)
Posted Feb 8, 2012 12:56 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
Posted Feb 7, 2012 1:27 UTC (Tue) by nhippi (subscriber, #34640)
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