Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday October 24, 2013

Torvalds: Apple's Free OS Is No Threat To Linux

First Microsoft dismissed Apple's free Mavericks update, now it is Linux's turn. Doesn't seem like anyone is too worried about Apple's new OS.

One of the reasons Torvalds uses the term open source instead of free software because there is a difference between open and free, he said. While Apple's Mavericks update might be free it is not open source and people still need expensive hardware to use the OS, he said. "The fact that Apple gives the OS away is completely irrelevant," Torvalds said. "I don't think that it impacts Linux at all."