Saturday, September 15, 2007
Linux Cry Babies
I recently read an interesting piece from a blog called, 'ipodminusitunes.'
In it, the author complained about Apple closing and preventing Linux users from using either the new iPods or iTunes. I understand their feelings and pain, but only to a point. After reading many of the readers responses I got the impression that they are going about it all wrong, namely they are complaining one to another and acting like Linux Cry Babies!
I feel that they have some valid points, as I mentioned, but why not direct their displeasure where it is most likely to do some good.... Apple!
My thoughts are summed up in my own reader response, which I have posted below:
"Its like Linux fans to bash anything that is not from the Open-Source community, just as OS X or Windows users like to do the very same thing to the other guy. If you can't have it... bash it!
From the opinions of many posting here, it seems that, 'hell, who needs the iPod, iTunes.. we don't!' Well, if that is the case, what are you whining about?
If the other players are so called 'better' and the other music software better than iTunes, then by all means, use them! Why cry like spoiled little brats because a 120-billion dollar corporate giant does things its way with its very own products...... just as Linux or Windows users like to do things their way, Apple likes to do things their way!
Also, if Sansa, Amarok, etc. are so much better than either the iPod or iTunes, why is that the iPod and iTunes both have a whopping 80% or more of the market?
Certainly, iPods and the iTunes are not dominant because they suck and everyone and everything else is far better then they? Over 700 million people have downloaded iTunes, is it because Amarok, Windows Media Player, etc. are all so vastly superior? I don't think so; its the opposite!
I like Linux and use it, from time-to-time, but I shall stick with the Apple products for a reason... I like em! If you don't like em.... don't use em! Its as simple as that. To each their own.
Linux is a great system, its very Unix like, but the next version of OS X, Leopard has already been certified as 100 % UNIX 3! Almost, or simply 'Unix like' is not quite the same as 100 certified Unix. Therefore, I shall use OS X, just as others will continue to use Windows and still others use Linux.
In 2006, six years after OS X client was releashed, Complz, Beryl and other Linux projects started to copy features from OS X. Expose, the Cube effect, Animations, etc.
Also, virtually all older Gui systems use Apple creations such as pull-down menu's, the trash can, drag and drop, etc., but you Linux users, like Windows users don't complain, so why start complaining now because Apple chooses to make their systems the way they want, be it in the music area or otherwise?
Personally, I think its a shame that Apple doesn't open up iTunes for Linux users, but its not my decision to make, any more than its Window or Linux users decision to make...... its Apple's decision.
Rather then complain to one another, which does nothing to help the situation, why not simply ask Apple for what you want? You want it, other wise you wouldn't be complaining, and since they have what you want, then ask them and maybe, just maybe, you shall receive? 'The squeaky wheel gets the grease,' so point that out to them, not one another.
Steve Job may be one of the world's richest men, one of the most famous and one of the most influential men in the world, but he recently demonstrated, with his extremely fast reversal of the iPhone $200 credit rebate, that he also is one of the fastest to admit that he made a mistake and man enough to make admends.
Maybe if you Linux users show him the errors of his ways he will give you what you want, be it iPods or iTunes?"
And that's my 2 cents 4 this rare Saturday posting, September 15, 2007