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Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by the_B0fh (#46680823) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

While a $20k workstation might be more powerful than your wintel box,

Who designed the $20K box when others were designing much less expensive boxes? Steve Jobs. He didn't care about cost or market viability; all he wanted was the "perfect" box.

You do live in your own little world, don't you? In the 80s/90s, you either had the workstation market, which is the $20k workstation market, or the cheap 386/486 PCs. Sun drove the price down with the Sparc Classics, but those weren't serious workstations. People were buying sparc20s and using it as workstations.

Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by the_B0fh (#46674017) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

You like arguing for the sake of argument, don't you? Did I ever claim the board can't fire the CEO?

No, my claim is that the CEO runs the day to day job, and the Board sets the direction. I guarantee you the Apple's Board of Directors did not tell Steve Jobs "hey, that new iPod thing you have, make sure it works on windows too".

This is Apple Computer, Inc., not Microsoft Computer, Inc. Apple's stuff do not have a mandate to be compatible with Windows.

Stop being a fucking idiot.

Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by the_B0fh (#46671741) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

I did. You have a warped view of the world.

NeXT failed for various reasons, but it never really had a major chance for success since it's target market was full of major competitors, such as SGI, HP UNIX workstations, SUN, DEC and others. This was also the time when wintel was gaining in performance. While a $20k workstation might be more powerful than your wintel box, I can buy 20 wintel boxes for that price.

Additionally, the other competitors feared Jobs, so they did everything they could to block him.

This is why NeXT, the company, failed. The product itself is successful and lives on as MacOS.

Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by the_B0fh (#46671677) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Wow. Whatever you are smoking, you should share it, it's pretty damned good.

I have *NEVER* seen the board of a Fortune 500 company make decisions on a minor product line, or even a major product line. That job is left to the - wait for it - CEO.

At that point in time, the iPod was only a minor success. No board in the world would have gone against the CEO's wishes. Hell, one of the first things Jobs did as the CEO was to kill off a large number of products he called "distracting".

And you people talk about reality distortion field. Furrfu.

Comment: Re:Just pointing out that Linus is usually fair (Score 1) 641

by the_B0fh (#46670817) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

How is saying 'F#@k you guys, do whatever you want. You're responsible' admitting their idea is better and moving on? It sounds more like accepting inevitability. You make it sound like Jobs was open to other's idea when there is plenty of evidence that he was just the opposite.

For someone like Steve Jobs, just how is it not accepting the other people's point of view? He is famous for shutting things down. That he let them proceed, even though he was not graceful about it, means he accepted their arguments..

For someone who is supposed to be that much of a control freak, nothing could have gone through without his permission.

Comment: Re:Someone has to be in charge (Score 2) 641

by the_B0fh (#46667197) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

You did follow the rest of the story, where it is stated that Kay repeatedly fucks over other people by making unilateral changes, and then telling others he won't fix his crap and other people need to fix their stuff?

Keyword: repeatedly.

In other words, Kay is an asshole.

Why are you defending him?

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