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permission of our fellow MuyMac wanted to make a small and modest comment on what was probably the news of the week in the tech world (in addition to 20 years of Linux), yes, yes, I know that is an issue little or nothing to do with Linux, but Linux users do not turn a blind eye to other major technology issues , except when they have an equal global importance that ultimately touches us, as we shall see.
is that this man, never much loved in these areas, has the merit of having made “your company” the most valued technology and almost at the highest score at global, and this over who controls much of the computer (ahem, Microsoft) and IBM over who actually won that position in recent months. Anyway, what has been achieved is in itself a great achievement for any CEO in the world.
Personally I also believe that many of you, this man represents both a visionary and dreamy yet quite charismatic represents the opposite of what is called Open Source and Free Software although it was never an enemy of this fact apparently did not take into account mostly (unlike Bill Gates who did have a “holy war” declared on Linux and Free Software).
Why a visionary and dreamer, basically to have a concept in mind and hold it against all odds and take years (the early ’90s), and in 80 with the Apple Lisa, in early 2000 with its iPod, the iPhone and then until recently when it introduced the iPhone, made clear following a line, you can see how to make their presentations. Different times, different technologies, but the same speech.
What I find remarkable
(beyond a simple catch phrases, what could be a video release as short as this) is that the type always had a concept in mind that wanted to carry out back in the time wore a beard, and today many kilos less and followed his line to accomplish almost everything that is proposed, among other things that people accept a touch phone as a standard, the adoption of the iPhone … useful as a device, etc.?. Little things imaginable a few years ago. Innovative ¿? ¿Genius? everything has been said, but for now is what rescued him. Vision, charisma and perseverance.
Now why we consider it an “antonym” Free Software and Open Source? So precisely because their way has been to close and close , not just code, but platforms, development, hardware, services, well, almost everything and with it control almost every aspect of their products and users, in short, a totally opposite way to what we look through the Free and Open Source Software from which we try on this site.
Anyway, Apple will continue without him in their path, a path that so far has hardly touched the free software but has transformed itself the technological environment of quite perceptible , leading to PC to a secondary and leaving the atmosphere of smartphones and tablets, a market that has given new impetus to Linux and has opened a sea of possibilities from here on out, at the time that many (I do not know me) is the post-PC era who predicted this for some time Mr and now some people think and feel changes following the announcement made by HP.
Good and that is all the distinction I have taken the liberty to make and that could not ignore a fact that probably mark another milestone in the history of modern computing in which we live and participate in a modest but firm way, with other beliefs, but at the same time not forgetting that the same “shared room” with these distant cousins and always particular users.
[Note of pecking] endorse everything said by Nismrc, although I would add one important fact: Mac OS X, the operating system that has been a radical shift for Apple on their desktops and laptops and in fact was the basis (although very improved) IOS-based system is also, after all, the XNU kernel, which is simply a combination of Mach 2.5 kernel and components of BSD 4.3 and FreeBSD.
heritage of traditional Unix systems is very strong, but since then the closed-minded and secretive Apple and Jobs have made clear they did not want much less follow the Open Source philosophy , despite yes that long ago released the code for Darwin, which is the backbone (without GUI) for Mac OS X.