Re(3): The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 21, 2008 06:20 PM
So are you basically saying that Microsoft's software didn't improve over time? Have you ever compared Microsoft Office 2007, Exchange 2007, SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 with previous versions?
Your statement is completely misinformed. Proprietary software from companies like Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Apple, Corel, Oracle, CA, Autodesk, and many others, moves the world.
OSS, on the other hand, is generally inferior. You don't have to look any further than Linux or OpenOffice.org to see the truth of this. The latest versions of the Linux kernel are becoming more and more buggy over time.
OpenOffice.org, the famous opensource office suite, is at best a very bad joke. It is slow, unstable and much more limited than Microsoft Office or even WordPerfect Office. This is the real sense of amateur software.
There are, however, a few exceptions as I said before. There is quality opensource software like PHP, Perl, PostgreSQL, Scilab, TeX, BSD, OpenVPN, Squid, and many others.