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After seven years, Apple open sources its Apple Lossless Audio Codec

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Apple first introduced its own lossless audio compression format, Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), in 2004 with iTunes 4.5. This Thursday—seven years later—the company made the code for its encoder and decoder available under an Apache 2.0 open source license.

Steve Jobs is Dead at 56

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Obits

Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday.

Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Microsoft
Mac

makeuseof.com: “Windows is better, you Mac people are morons” or ”Mac OS X is the single greatest operating system in history, and you’re stupid for thinking otherwise” or ”shut up, all of you, and install Linux. Now“.

As Steve Jobs Steps Down, Linux Turns 20: Which Changed the World More?

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Mac

readwriteweb.com: Yesterday, Steve Jobs officially stepped down as CEO of Apple. Today, the Linux kernel turns 20. That makes it as good a time as any to look back and assess – which has shaped computing, and the world, more? Linus Torvalds' "hobby OS," or Steve Jobs?

Ubuntu 11.04 vs Windows 7 vs OS X 10.7

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Microsoft
Mac

expertreviews.co.uk: The Expert Reviews benchmarks, which consist of image-editing, video-encoding and multitasking tests, can be run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux PCs.

Coders choosing Mac OS over Linux environment

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Mac

news.cnet.com: Apple's Mac operating system has surpassed Linux in popularity as a development environment in North America, according to an Evans Data survey.

Keith Curtis to make "Software Wars" movie

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Microsoft
Mac

keithcu.com: So I guess I’m making a movie:

Linus Torvalds needs to shut up about Apple

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Mac

zdnet.com: The Internet is a cold, cruel place that holds onto your words forever. Be careful of what you say, to whom you say it and the date on any article that you quote.

No apologies for Microsoft Windows

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Microsoft
Mac

zdnet.co.uk: Recently I've had some discussion with colleagues about Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux in comparison to each other. Generally, I've found that most people agree that Mac OS X [and Linux] is more stable than Windows. But after that being said, they come back with an apology for Microsoft.

Ubuntu VS OS X

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Ubuntu

sharms.org: Recently I have been using the newest Macbook Pro 15″, and I thought I would update my direct experience on how Ubuntu and OS X stack up.

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