[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Sat May 1 23:51:53 EDT 2010


On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:14 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
>
> Darcy Casselman wrote, On 05/01/2010 3:06 PM:
>>
>> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> To play the devil's advocate a bit (and to reiterate some things that
>>> some of my
>>> Apple-inclined friends have been arguing), the reason that Apple wants to
>>> lock
>>> down the "platform" (hardware + software) that they sell you is because
>>> they
>>> don't want their image tarnished by flora and fauna that aren't
>>> originally from the
>>> walled garden. To abuse the car analogy some more: Apple doesn't want you
>>> to
>>> paint your ("their") iCar pink because a pink iCar would be ugly and turn
>>> off
>>> potential iCar buyers.
>>
>> I might concede this point, but there's plenty of shovelware crap in
>> the app store.
>
> And there isn't in any Linux repository?
>
> (Let alone most of the Palm stuff out there.)
>

The Linux repos aren't making claims about keeping the crappy software
out.  Apple is.  If that's the goal, they're failing.

Compilers don't make bad software; people do.  Banning compilers won't
make software magically become good.

Darcy.



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