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Penguin chief: Linux must 'out fabulous' Apple's iPhone

Jun 10, 2010, 18:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"We're moving to a tech world with Apple on one side and virtually everyone else on the other. Linux needs to more effectively compete with Steve Jobs and the magic of Apple. It's important that open-source products add more value for users than simply being free.

"Echoing Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, Zemlin warned open sourcers their software needs to out-Apple Apple on design and functionality, and they can't bury themselves in the cryptic commands and poor user interfaces that typified Linux since it exploded in the 1990s."

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