Ok, this is justified elitism if you ask me.
Ever since the lamers have come to discover us Linux/BSD users having fun in the corner, there have been many attempts to send our communities down the drain.
I learned how to use Linux and BSD, the MAIN APPEAL of these operating systems is that they are 100% customizable!
That includes the implications that MY SYSTEM IS MINE, and
very little like the next guys!
So, I had to adapt to this philosophy so can YOU! Don't tell
a thirty year old technology it needs to change becuase all of
your loser buddies coming from windows do not realize if you bring over that crap from Windows, then Linux WILL no longer be better than Microsoft Windows!! You people are just stupid, and pissed that you cannot understand the material so you and some of your MCSE buddies or your lame CS degree figures you have clout in this market arena and start throwing ideas to corrupt a working system. Why the hell [from one of the BSD mailling lists] FreeBSD/OpenBSD needs a GUI based installer would be totally degrading the quality and functionality of the current installer. Some friggin newbie was crying because RedHat had a GNOME installer and some flavour of BSD didn't. The GUI, ease of use does not, never has and never will equate to "better" or "advanced". The functionality of the working code is what constitutes what is better. Not "How stupid a person can be, and still use this device". Frankly, I don't give a damn about the stupid people, you all can rot in hell and suffer the restraints of Microsoft Windows for all I care. Don't come here dragging your Microsoft problems with you, remember why you converted in the first place.
I don't even have time for this.
This is garbage.. I refuse to think that J. Paul Reed is the
idiot he has potrayed himself to be in this blatant piece of anti-Apple propaganda... so he must be a sell-out to some other company; who might that be I wonder!
Nothing he has said in this post is relevant to his topic.
He wants the source code to Aqua? Why? Apple has to
do SOMETHING to show a difference to justify cost. The
base of the OS is OpenSource. I run Netscape and CodeWeaver software with NVidia drivers for QuakeIII and
Unreal Tournament. I don't have the source to none of those. Mozilla source doesn't count.
I have been a UNIX and Linux user for years on end. When
I saw MacOS X, I saw the power of visiting freshmeat.net
everyday AND with full commercial support for all the cool
applications out there such as PhotoShop, and lets not forget games. If THAT isn't enough to convert a Linux user
to MacOS X, then the so called Linux user is a fool without a cause. Especially if he tries to petition companies to port
some software over to the OpenSource arena. Saying MacOSX is less than it appears to be just because Aqua isn't OpenSource is bullshit. Along with the rest of Mr. Reed's post which was probably influence with a nice check
from Microsoft. He's a bastard.