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Why a Linux Aficionado Uses an iPhone

Feb 28, 2011, 16:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"What drives some people to use one mobile platform over another?

"Although I'm a diehard Linux advocate, I happen to be a reasonably happy owner of an iPhone 4. You didn't just misread this, I actually prefer using the iPhone over countless Android phones I've tried in the past.

"With each smartphone tested, I kept finding myself comparing the Android phones to my iPhone. Maybe this is because the iPhone was providing me with the kind of experience I wanted from my smartphone. Why switch something if what you have already works?

"So what would motivate a Linux enthusiast to use something not produced by the open source community, to instead embrace a walled garden of restrictions and boundaries? Oddly enough as an end user, I simply never experienced anxiety from this issue. Instead, I found the iPhone just did what I wanted it to do: it provides me with a stable, usable smartphone experience that I can rely on."

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