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Why I don't Use Apple products

Mar 10, 2010, 13:32 (6 Talkback[s])


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"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 software."

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