Apple’s OS X “Utter Crap” According to Linux Founder

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At the linux.conf conference here in Melbourne last week, Linux founder Linus Torvalds had some harsh words for OS X:

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.”

Let’s be clear, here — Linus is talking about developing for OS X, not using it. And he did have plenty of positive comments about the operating system. Any developers out there care to chime in with their experience?

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Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and sitepoint.com. He is currently the Chief Doodler at Sketch Group, Co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world. Matthew is also the creator of Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine.

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