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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sun May 2 00:21:59 EDT 2010


On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 18:14 -0400, unsolicited 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.)
> 

At least there are no "fart" apps in Debian:

> You have searched for packages that names contain fart in all suites,
> all sections, and all architectures.
> 
> Sorry, your search gave no results
> 
> 

Chalk up another victory for FLOSS!

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