[Cialug] distro for ibook

L. V. Lammert lvl at omnitec.net
Tue Dec 8 10:32:41 CST 2009

On Tue, 8 Dec 2009, David Champion wrote:

> Apple has it's niche, and that's fine for the people that like it. I was
> just commenting that it seems like there's a lot of crossover with F/OSS
> people, which I find ironic since Apple fiercely defends their
> properties - not a very "free" or "open" attitude.
You're not alone - that's a dichotomy that concerns me also! The fact that
Apple runs their propietary SW on a Free host (BSD) just muddies the
waters; I, for one, cannot understand why an advocate of Free Software
would ever touch 'that stuff'.

YMMV, however, .. as most Apple fans I know take the position that "I'm
willing to pay more for less worry about the stuff I don't care about".

The rest of us grab the best HW from the PC world and load our favorite
Distro on it - the only sad part is that we still have to pay a
Microshaft tax, but it's so small that it's really just a decision by the
HW vendor to pay part of THEIR profits to the Redmond Mosque.


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