"Apple's move into pro bono territory isn't the same as the philosophy behind Linux"
Bingo. Linux is open-source, and it supports a wide-range of hardware. It doesn't need to be installed on a specific machine, which OS X does.
Yeah definitely completely different. Also Mac devices are ridiculously expensive so I pay almost a minimum of around 1000$ for their free update or I could chose Linux software on a 35$ raspberry pi or just about any priced rig I choose that doesn't have fruit on it.
I don't understand the big hoopla over free Mavericks. Actually I don't undrrstand the dealio when it comes to free windows 8.1 either. Neither one is a "new" OS!!!! They might as well both be free service packs! I just updated my Air to Mavericks and all I have to ask is where is it diffrrent???? Other than iBooks which I just consider bloatware anyway. A new version of OS X only costs $20 any way which isn't a big deal at all but it I had to pay $20 for Mavericks I would feel COMPLETLY ripped off!!!!!!!!!! Also who says Apples next OS update or completely new OS will also be free? I think apple aknowledges that Mavericks isn't worthy of being paid for but catches everyone up on services offered that do cost users money so in the end they still win. Doesn't mean this is going to be how their OS sales model stays once apple feels a future update is worthy of being paid for.
Bottom Line?: It really doesn't matter WHAT Apple OR Windows does, they're both finally......after all these years starting to realize JUST how powerful and how big of a "threat" Linux really is. I mean c'mon, we hear all the time about how "little" a marketshare Linux has on the desktop, but nowadays..its about cloud, mobile/tablets/smartphones and SERVERS.....and in those aspects LINUX is the 800 Lb. gorilla in the room! So I give Microsoft my condolences, Apple a pat-on-the-back...and to Linux?...goes the "World Cup"! Hahahaa!! LoL!
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