"In my mind, there is no company in the tech-world who
puts itself at odds with this philosophy more so than Apple. Below,
I discuss, in a way that I hope illustrates why I like
open-projects such as Ubuntu, my reasons for not using Apple
products. The use of Apple as a foil in this article is in no small
part due to the troubling actions they have taken this week to
stifle competition in the mobile market.
"1. Apple’s software is not open-source. (with a couple
exceptions). This is not necessary a deal breaker for me (I do use
some closed-source software when it does the job better), but it is
important enough to make me prefer open-source projects 90% of the
time. Apple software being closed-source means interested
developers cannot look at the source-code that is used to run Apple
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