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Old Feb 5th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Linux Founder Calls Leopard "Utter Crap"

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Old Feb 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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I think the more accurate statement is that he says the filesystem is utter crap. And it's going to be replaced.

"(But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary."
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It seems that Linus wasn't slamming Leopard as a whole, just its file system. Now he might have quite valid criticisms, but since the article contains absolutely no details of just what it is he's objecting to, we'll never know. It might as well have just said "Linus criticizes something."
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A clever (but fairly bitter) way to attract attention to Linux's advancements in the past x years.

Not that it was needed anyway, who didn't know linux had come further than both Windows and OS X?
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Linus Torvalds is entitled to have opinions, and I am entitled to not care about them.
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1. Linus did NOT "slam Leopard." His comments (if you read the actual article) are directed at HFS+ (the file system component of Leopard, a leftover from pre-OS X!) and "programming."

2. How ANYONE could interpret this as a slam on Leopard, particularly since IN THE SAME ARTICLE Linus says Leopard is better than Windows, is a mystery to me.

3. Unless of course the purpose of that title was to troll/stir up the Mac people ...
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How ANYONE could interpret this as a slam on Leopard, particularly since IN THE SAME ARTICLE Linus says Leopard is better than Windows.
I don't think that is saying much. To be better then windows that is. Cancer is better then windows.
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3. Unless of course the purpose of that title was to troll/stir up the Mac people ...
It got a link here

I agree that the article as not really a slam of Leopard, and with Linus about HFS+ ... it is horrible, it's been one nasty hack on top of another for quite some time and I'll be glad once it's gone and OSX moves to a file format that is not so proprietary.
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... who didn't know linux had come further than both Windows and OS X?
Me.
OS X looks way better to me than Linux.
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Me.
OS X looks way better to me than Linux.
haha! It not just looks better, it is better overall!
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