Apple: Always the Ubuntu Wannabe
Today after reading an article about how the fruit company plans to introduce continuity as an innovation, I just chuckled to myself.
Again, the fruit folks are sitting there watching all the innovation going on in Ubuntu and scrambling to try to take the ideas, recode them on their own locked down proprietary systems, and implement them for profit.
As a quick review of the article, it is accurate in portraying the nasty price one will have pay in order to get to enjoy the bars of their fruity electronic jail cell, but they ended on a big *inaccurate* note with this line: Continuity is great and there is nothing like it anywhere else.
Error #1: There is nothing like it at all. FruitLoops Inc doesn’t have it yet. They are announcing it.
Error #2: Ubuntu has been presenting continuity as key for *years* so there *is* something like it somewhere else and it’s much better because it’s free and safe.
But these errors shouldn’t surprise anyone.
- Ubuntu had the Software Centre before Itunes (same concept without the bondage)
- Ubuntu One was running long before anyone heard of icloud (free on Ubuntu, currently discontinued by Canonical)
- Desktop switching and fancy effects? Always an option on Ubuntu
- Ubuntu Edge project launch attempt defined continuity and lead innovation
It is obvious that the ‘innovators’ over at Fresh Produce Ltd, sit there staring at what the creative people are doing all over the world in the Ubuntu project and then bring it to their bosses as ‘innovations’ who then announce it to the world with lots of marketing money (that they took from the end user) who, in their ignorance, hand it over because they didn’t know there was a better way to live – much like North Koreans who praise Kim Jong Eun and his ‘leadership’.
But, before I get too harsh I need to own my own stuff as well.
Have I contributed to the Ubuntu project to make it better? Not enough.
Have I been spreading the good news of Ubuntu to captives locked in Fruitdom instead of watching them and feeling sorry for them? Definitely not enough.
Thankfully these kind of misleading articles rekindle my belief in the people of and the project of Ubuntu and where it is going and I’m just so glad I know that there is a better way to live.