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Apple's iOS: smaller package, bigger restrictions
by Matt Lee published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Jan 18, 2019 11:06 AM
All Apple hardware runs tightly controlled proprietary operating systems. Apple has used its mobile devices to distribute iOS, a version of OS X with pared down functionality, but just as many restrictions.
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Mac OS X errori e caratteristiche nocive
by edo1493 published Jan 05, 2010 last modified Mar 16, 2010 09:37 AM
di Richard M. Stallman Presidente di FSF
Located in Italiano
Blog Entry Guest Post: Why schools should refuse iPads
by John Sullivan published Aug 24, 2012 last modified Sep 07, 2021 08:34 PM
My name is David and I'm 24 years old, and I was born and educated in Minnesota. My high school exclusively used Apple computers.
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Mac OS X mistakes and malfeatures
by Richard Stallman published Sep 28, 2009 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
I have said in speeches that Apple could forcibly impose software changes in Mac OS X, just as Microsoft can with Windows. I heard this in the Mac community, but there is no published information that confirms it, and I now believe that I was misinformed. There is no evidence that Apple has installed software changes without the user's permission.
Located in Blogs / RMS
Reject proprietary formats! Pledge to use OpenDocument!
by Matt Lee published Mar 29, 2010 last modified Sep 21, 2020 11:28 AM
The files created by Microsoft Office and Apple's iWork are not created in OpenDocument format -- instead, Microsoft and Apple control the formats their software create -- leaving users worldwide at their mercy, and with a string of incompatible documents.
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Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb More about the App Store GPL Enforcement
by Brett Smith published May 26, 2010 last modified May 26, 2010 10:24 PM
Since our announcement yesterday that we were pursuing a compliance case involving GNU Go in Apple's App Store, we've received a lot of questions about the details of the conflict between the GPL and Apple's terms of service. For those of you who are interested, we're providing those details here.
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Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix
by John Sullivan published Jul 30, 2008 last modified Oct 11, 2011 12:35 PM
This is the second in a series of articles detailing threats Apple's iPhone poses to free software and user freedom.
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5 Gründe gegen iPhone 3G
by Matt Lee published Aug 13, 2008 last modified Aug 13, 2008 11:37 AM
5 gute Gründe, das i Phone der 3. Generation da zu lassen, wo es ist: beim Händler. (frei übersetzt)...
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News Item Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010
by Molly de Blanc published Sep 29, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.
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News Item text/x-sh FSF responds to Jobs's "Thoughts on Flash"
by John Sullivan published Apr 30, 2010 last modified Apr 30, 2010 03:03 PM
Apple's use of proprietary software and recommendation of an explicitly patent-afflicted standard (H.264) are inconsistent with the free web.
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