Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×
Software

Submission + - Torvalds calls Apple file system 'utter crap'

An anonymous reader writes: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/05/linus-torvalds-calls-apples-file-system-utter-crap/ In a recent interview, Linus says that OS X is a "much better system" than Windows Vista overall, but that "in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for." Apparently these problems are rooted firmly in OS X's file system (HFS and HFS+), which he describes as "complete and utter crap," and even "scary."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Torvalds: OS X is utter crap (smh.com.au)

Blaspheme writes: Speaking yesterday at the linux.conf.au conference in Melbourne, Linus Torvalds was invited to pass judgement on OS X versus Windows Vista in a wide-ranging interview.

"I don't think they're equally flawed — I think Leopard is a much better system, (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."

Torvalds spoke about Apple and Microsoft using the OS as a means to force users to upgrade as promoting the effect of Linux on new devices such as OLPC and Asus Eee PC.

Programming

Submission + - Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown

SlashJoel writes: According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Linus Torvalds didn't mince words when asked to compare Apple's Leopard with Windows Vista. Speaking at the linux.conf.au conference, Torvalds said, "I don't think they're equally flawed — I think Leopard is a much better system, 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." Obviously he had much kinder words for Linux; is Apple's file system really that much worse than Windows and Linux?
Operating Systems

Submission + - Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown

An anonymous reader writes: From The Age:

Apple's much-touted new operating system, OS X Leopard, is in some ways worse than Windows Vista, says the founder of the Linux open source project, Linus Torvalds.

Torvalds was in Melbourne last week for the linux.conf.au conference and was invited to pass judgement on OS X versus Windows Vista in a wide-ranging interview.

"I don't think they're equally flawed — I think Leopard is a much better system," he said. "(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."

Slashdot Top Deals

NOWPRINT. NOWPRINT. Clemclone, back to the shadows again. - The Firesign Theater

Working...