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Re: I really prefer Linux over everything else

 It may well be a nice, smooth and well designed system at the moment 
but there is a darker side the Apple operating system, lets prey it 
never devours more than 20% of the desktop market because the 
restrictions, the cost and the lock downs are worse than any other 

I dislike the Mac OS X system so much I gave my 17" Powerbook away, 
it's just too much hassle, not enough of it just works for me and it 
put way too many cost barriers in my face, I felt like I was paying 
lots of money for every single ity application. There is not freedom 
of speech in Apple, only corporate goals. Your welcome to your 
stalinised fancy desktop with nice locked down integrated apps because 
one day it'll bite you in the behind in unexpected ways. Although I 
think you know that already. 

> Now, I could be way off base, but to me, it kinda sounds like you're putting 
> down Mac OS X without actually having a whole lot of meaningful experience 
> using it, only brief encounters where you went into it with preconceived 
> notions that it was inferior. I base this assumption on your belief that the 
> only way to launch an infrequently used application is through the Finder and 
> inability to think of anything that works better on OS X, because just about 
> everyone I know that has used OS X any significant amount of time has a 
> pretty easy time pointing out things that work better under OS X than they do 
> with Linux. 

Linux and Gnu may take longer to get functionality out there, but we 
both know it's more powerful and far more useful when the projects are 
stabilised. The key problem for Linux is not it's usability, it's just 
integration, boring integration tasks. 

Regards, Martin 

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