A Gibbon beats Leopard

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| Canonical has released the latest version of its Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
| It's easy to install and use. Why don't more people use it?
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http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technolo...s_leopard.html

Apple could, in due time, become like Sun Microsystems on the server and be
forced to go open source in order to compete.


Relayed:

Switching From OS X to Ubuntu: 10 Things I Miss

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| Overall, I have to say that I’m very happy with using Ubuntu. These are just
| a few little things that really bug me about my Dell Ubuntu notebook. With a
| little patients, I’m sure most of these issues will be solved. There are also
| a lot of things I love about Ubuntu that I miss when I use OS X, maybe I’ll
| share those in my next post. * *
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http://www.starryhope.com/linux/2007...things-i-miss/


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| Early this month, Mark Pilgrim made waves when he went shopping for a
| new Mac, but decided not to buy one, and, in When the bough breaks, wrote
| at length about switching to Ubuntu. I've been thinking about this a
| lot recently, and now John Gruber's written And Oranges, a fine excursus
| on Mark?s piece. I'm pondering the switch away myself, too, and maybe
| sharing my thoughts will be helpful. [Update: Lots of feedback on the
| state of the Ubuntu art.] [Update: More from Mark. I feel sick,
| physically nauseated, that Apple has hidden my email--the record of
| my life--away in a proprietary undocumented format. I've had this happen
| once before (the culprit was Eudora); fool me twice, shame on me. Hear
| a funny sound? That's a camel's back, breaking.]
|
| [...]
|
| Will I Switch? · Yes. For Mark?s reasons, and because I'm pretty darn
| sure that either Ubuntu or some other distro will eventually get the
| key things right.
|
| Alternatively, Apple could open-source a few of their apps so we could
| all fix the pain points, and they could start having an actual
| conversation with the world. Nothing less is acceptable.
|
| As John Gruber points out, neither Mark nor I are exactly typical.
| But you know what? I think that if the GNU/Linux/Solaris community
| can sustain its current level of energy and progress, and if Apple
| maintains its dysfunctional communications culture, there are going to
| be better choices just not for me, but for a lot of other people too.
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http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/20...witch-From-Mac