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Lack of Innovation a Commonality for Microsoft, Apple

Nov 18, 2009, 09:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"Tiger, Jaguar, Leopard and Snow Leopard are therefore just as much copy cats as Windows 7.

"But it does go to show that copying, or sharing, can be rather productive. It's a point that's clearly not lost on Apple or Microsoft, and one that the open source crowd have been proclaiming openly for years: Sharing and making source code available for improvement by anyone is what open source is all about after all, and it's what makes operating systems like Linux so powerful.

"It's no surprise then that of the world's most powerful computers included in the latest Top 500 Supercomputing list, just under 90 percent run Linux. The number of Windows and OS X machines in the list can be counted on one hand."

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