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Linus Torvalds Takes Aim at Proprietary Tech, and Apple

Nov 22, 2011, 15:02 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Many times here on OStatic, we've taken note of the fact that many fans of Linux and open source technology are also fans of Apple's products. Perhaps this correlation dates back to the Apple of old, but something about Apple's iconoclastic attitude fits well with open source mindsets.

"These days, though, Apple has long since soared past Microsoft in market capitalization terms, and Apple is a tech giant that even Linus Torvalds feels fully comfortable trashing. The Cult of Mac blog picked up on Torvalds' anti-Apple comments at LinuxCon Brazil, and also picked up this quote from Davi Pires, with the Brazilian Ministry of Justice:

"'When it comes to Apple, which does not allow people to use a different cable to connect your iPhone to your computer, it is hard to believe that the company refuses to meet a Brazilian law.'"

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