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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Idiot on the Loose

Okay, I think this is the last John C. Dvorak piece I will ever read. This man has got it in his head that the Linux developer and user community is a fart in the wind, and will disipate at any moment. I quote:

"Linux has other problems too. It's likely that developer interest will wane when Apple is fully engaged on the X86 platform. While Apple ran on the PowerPC chip the amount of developer effort in the Open Source camps was nil. But now that Apple is using the same processor as everyone else, targeting the Macs will now be an easy decision to make. This will be at the expense of Linux."

Oh, so APPLE was governing open source interest? Targeting Macs will kill Linux? Has this idiot ever noticed that the most expensive computing platform available is the Mac? I wonder how much Microsoft pays him to be this stupid.

A.T. Hun comments: Dvorak never has nor will he ever have any use for Linux and/or Open Source. Anyone who is even remotely interested in Free Software (aka RMS and his gang) still will have no use for Apple since the whole OS isn't free. This will be more interesting to the BSD crowd than the GPL crowd. I predict that this will mean a whole lot of nothing.

Dvorak has always been a pugilist. Then he acts self-righteous and condescending when people retort. Of course, there are more than a few Linux zealots who will send off caustic emails containing several correctly spelled words that he can use to "prove his point." Nothing to see here. Move along.

The best part of Apple's switch to Intel is that those stupid speed comparisons between Macs and PCs are now officially a thing of the past. Good riddance.

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