Programming - - By Matthew Magain

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

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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