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[News] Former Apple Fan Says Linux Beats Apple in Many Areas

  • Subject: [News] Former Apple Fan Says Linux Beats Apple in Many Areas
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:06:38 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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QA with Matt Asay: How Linux is Beating Apple and Much More 

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| Asay: I'm not sure this is the right 
| question, as Linux already competes with and 
| beats Apple in a huge array of devices. Linux 
| spans everything from HPC to embedded devices 
| and everything in between. Apple cannot 
| compete with that. Could you build a 
| supercomputer using Mac hardware? Sure, but 
| you'd be mortgaging your house to do so and 
| even then, the Mac would likely lose.
| Of course, Apple doesn't want to compete in 
| such markets. It's famously focused and opts 
| to do a few things very well, like its iPhone 
| and laptops.
| Can Linux compete in these markets? Yes. Of 
| course it can. Look at Android as perhaps the 
| best example of effectively competing with 
| Apple in mobile.  Apparently Apple agrees 
| with me, as its patent infringement suit 
| against HTC is almost certainly a shot over 
| Google's bow, as The New York Times recently 
| suggested. Apple is worried. And it should 
| be.


What is âUbuntu WebNowâ?

,----[ Quote ]
| As a side note, although I expressed strong 
| reservations when Mr. Asay was named 
| Canonical COO, I havenât heard anything from 
| him yet that I find objectionable.



The MacBook Air misses its mark

,----[ Quote ]
| So Apple has just announced its MacBook Air, a very thin, very
| snazzy-looking, not-so-cheap $1,799 notebook.
| [...]
| However, there are a few companies that are actually starting to get it.
| Small, Linux-based boxes such as the Asus EEE and the Everex CloudBook don't
| have the sleek designs of the Vista (and Mac) devices, and they suffer from
| awkward keyboards and some OS issues, but they are lightweight, functional,
| and (at $400) inexpensive enough to grab as a useful tool rather than as a
| showy investment.

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