The problem is to make a complete business model on this, where a community make and share their works, and there is some Company that arrives to close their work without any contribution. Also for this reason exist the GPL license, you know.
But it's note the topic here, please do not take my words to create another Bsd vs GPL flamewar.
I only say primary about the fact that Apple do not need here any advertising for free. Their Os can legally works ONLY on branded hardware, so there is a BIG restriction, *also* to make benchmarks.
In example: Michael, do you have an Apple branded hardware to make your benchmark on OsX?
Is a paradox, IMHO, to make free advertising to Apple product when their make this kind of basic restriction. Especially on a FOSS-Linux related site like this one.
Last edited by qwerty; 08-29-2009 at 11:20 AM.
On the Michael work i see this kind of statement:
"A MUST BUY"...if you are a Mac OS X user and are at all concerned about the performance of your system -- whether that means being a benchmarking junkie like us or just looking to squeeze the most potential out of your system whether it be for audio encoding, ray-tracing, image editing, or other computational tasks -- Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" is a must buy.
" If you are interested in purchasing Mac OS X 10.6, it is available through Amazon.com for just $25 USD."
Please, make benchmarks, it's ok, we like it, but try to not make any mistake like this; because, IE, you forgot to mention that it's NOT legal to use Osx on non Apple branded PC.
Apple Hardware DO NOT cost like a normal Pc hardware...
You forgot to mention the most IMMENSE restriction about this software product: you have to buy Apple Hardware to work with.
Well it doesn't change anything man. There are reasons to exist both users who use free software and users who use window$ and Maco$X. To repeat them all the time is tiresome.So if you don't care about spenading an enormous amount of money on restricted hardware and software and if you find proprietary software so attractive so to can't live without it (in other words if you are a Mac OS X user) and are at all concerned about the performance of your system blah blah blah...