[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.


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