Cory Doctorow, sci-fi writer, who is the Co-Editor of Boing Boing, was such an Apple nerd he had a logo tattooed on his arm. The other is software developer and writer Mark Pilgrim.
Pilgrim said that the Apple's DRM and proprietary file formats were becoming a huge problem for him. This have been part of the Mac platform since iPods started becoming popular. He added that software from Apple is generally inferior to third-party GPL software.
Cory Doctorow said that now installed hardware is point for point comparable, he couldn't see a Macbook as being a superior to a Lenovo Thinkpad with the same hardware configuration. Apples are still reassuringly expensive, but when compared with other laptops, they do the same things.
Ubuntu using GNOME is like the Mac OS Classic, so the switch was nice and easy, he said. µ
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