Linspire rips off Apple

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    DavidLeblond

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    Well, other than being uglier...

    I wonder if Apple will go to the same lengths to protect the iTunes and iPhoto interfaces as they did with the iPod interface.
     
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    How about both, with a healthy helping of, "If you like Apple's apps that much, why aren't you using a Mac?" :p

    It just continues to amaze me that admist all the debate about whether Linux is "ready for prime-time", everyone always seems to avoid mentioning that Apple has already put a supremely usable interface over Unix. Unless you're committed (in all senses) to the open-source ideal, why use Linux at all?

    I also think that's why Apple hasn't ported iTunes to Linux...the feeling probably is, as long as you're not a strict open-source devotee, you might as well be using a Mac over a Linux box--and the people who would disagree with that statement probably wouldn't use a Mac anyway, for a number of reasons.
     
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    Lindows is not Apple's competitor the are not even in the same league.
     
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    I think that it is a poor Windows like imitation. Why would Linux not be considered competition to Apple. There was an article here in Boston that Linux is growing at a faster pace than Windows, in the business world.
     
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    Yeah, LPhoto is a blatant ripoff of iPhoto -- they didn't even try to hide it. (Even just the name...). LTunes is also pretty darn close to iTunes, but then again, KDE's Juk player is just as much of a UI ripoff.

    People can say all they want about open source innovation, and most of it's true, but I've yet to see any open source program with a good, original interface. Now, I'm not completely sure if these apps are open source or not, but LTunes is no more of a ripoff of the iTunes UI than Lindows itself is a ripoff of the windows UI.
     
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    Wow, did you notice that in the "Lphoto" screen shot, the icon representing the desktop, has the panther background..

    aethier
     
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    They look like they've been dug up from a pre-95 software magazine cover CD.

    These people have obviousl got a lot of time on their hands if they spend it devlopng this kind of drivel.
     
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    hideous

    absolutely freaking hideous

    i have to go wash out my eyes now
     
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    these are hideous....:rolleyes: i wonder how long apple will let them last? :confused:
     
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    Someone ripped off Apple?
    What else is new, Microsoft has been doing this for years.
     
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    Yeah but we also lost that court case years ago.


    And we don't want to lose Microsoft Mac Buis Unit Do we?

    Word?
    Excel?
    Power Point?


    All can be canned.
     
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    Except with Microsoft, it was partially allowed by the contract :(



    And Word can go die a slow, painful, bloated death.
     
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    i would rather it die quickly, then we can desecrate it later. ;)
     

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