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What really happened with Apple and Linux?

                   As a faithful Linux user, I know that I am obligated to disparage and insult Apple every time I receive the opportunity to do so.  What I want to know is why this is so.  I understand the fact that their computers are built really tight and that they (like Microsoft) cater to a market of users that I'm supposed to feel superior to because I can take my computer apart and put it back together.  I generally get a bad, anti-modding vibe from their devices as well.  However, I really have no idea why Apple is so disliked amongst the open-source community.  If anyone could explain what all of this is about (specifically Apple's use of Unix), I would much appreciate it. 

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Frank Costa5 years ago
Perhaps only nerds or techies really care about that sort of stuff :-) You see, those who use G3 Powerbooks, etc. do so because of the incredible pleasure of it. This is especially true when I am using the quiet, non-obtrusive System 9.2.2 on a beautiful Pismo with one of the greatest keyboards invented. OS X is only for surfing for me.

I use AppleWorks 5 to write books, screenplays, make slide shows, etc. I have a great collection of 3rd party apps and control panels and I hack stuff with ResEdit to make my Mac, "my" Mac.

"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed"
Mahatma Gandhi
As Re says, plus, read this article on Darwin from Wikipedia.

Apple hates ANYTHING that you don't buy from Apple.
+1

Although far more diplomatic than I would have put it.

mad magoo (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
     So Apple basically took open-source software, modified it, started selling it, and is now totally opposed to the open-source movement that helped it start?
What open source software did they take and modify.  I quit studying apple when I shelved my Apple 2E in 89 I think.
I think OSX is built on a BSD core. I want to say that a non-Apple-ized version of their version of BSD was once available.
Looks like it to me.

The classic two-guys-in-a-garage company built a monolithic closed, proprietary system (Jobs, not Wozniak, who seems opposed to the way Apple
has gone - Read "I -Woz")

..and the giant monolithic hated beast of "Big Blu" created the infinitely modifiable, infinitely adaptable, infinitely hackable PC.

Goi figure
Re-design7 years ago
Because Apple does not support ANY open source.  Apple is a closed society.