The Apple Way and the Linux Way
Jul 07, 2007, 08:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)
"Today I tried to help a Mac user save some pictures to a DVD.
There were more than 1GB of photos, so it made more sense to use a
DVD than two CDs. Unfortunately, Mac OS X thinks that you need to
make movies when you insert a blank DVD disc--it has no idea that
you want to save data to it. What you, the user, want to do does
not matter. All that matters is that you do what Apple says a
computer should do. This is 'the Apple way,' and some people find
"Is a lack of customization and choice heaven or hell? In the
Linux and BSD worlds, this is a frequent debate. A large part of
the advantage to using a versatile operating system is that you get
to choose which software you want to use..."