I don't know why Linux code is cancerous if Windows got the reputation of having BSOD and crashed all the time..disk defragmentation..Apple has like 1 anti virus program..
I think he means to say that Linux isn't cancerous, per se, the GPL is. A lot of OSS devs tend to just release their code under the GPL without thinking what it means for other developers. If you really want your program to be used in any application (closed
source or not), then don't release it under GPL.
For the record, I've had XP installed for a few years now, and I've never had a BSOD. Ever (although my memory could be faulty, but I doubt it). I've had those god-forsaken "Foo Program has encountered an error and needs to close" crap, but I would argue that's
the program developer's fault, not Windows'. Then again, I could be wrong
At the same time I don't leave my machine on 24/7 since I do most of my work on a laptop. I also run Gentoo on my desktop at home - go figure
I'm looking forward to trying out OS X on an Intel. I have a lot of respect for Mac and the only thing stopping me buying one in the past was the price. If the price comes down, I'm willing to part with a grand or two!
what..you got the smart devs but can't develop your own stuff..
One last thing: why is it that when people think "innovation" it always has to be something totally new? Why can't you take an old idea/technology and improve upon it in ways people hadn't thought of - is that not innovative also? I would argue that it is.
No, he's CEO because he knows how to talk to people. He met Bill Gates in Harvard, big deal. If he shuffled through his sentences slowly, looked at his feet, mumbled, yet had incredible business sense, do you really think he'd have been given
media-intensive position of CEO? Not on your life. You want your most charismatic and passionate person at the head of your company.
In fact, you'll find that CEO's of a lot of big corps are very suave and energetic people. How else are you going to promote your business, woo investors and generally make more money? Someone has to be in the media spotlight. It should damn well be the person
who can handle it best.
Stop looking at things so black-and-white (read: being a blind fanboy). Business is not like that.
Oh, and on the argument about "open source eventually winning" - whilst OSS is completely uncoordinated, without a central body of leadership and with no public promotion, it's going
nowhere. Period. And that's not FUD, it's FACT.