Linux Creator Torvalds Calls Apple's OS X File System 'Complete and Utter Crap'

Includes: AAPL, MSFT
by: Eric Savitz

My apologies for being a day late on this, but this story is too good not to repeat. According to the Syndey Morning Herald, the Linux creator/demigod Linus Torvalds had some remarkably nasty things to say about Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Leopard operating system for the Mac.

I don’t think they’re equally flawed - I think Leopard is a much better system. (But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.

The story said Torvalds also was scornful of treating a new version of an operating system as a major marketing event. “An operating system should be completely invisible,” he said. “To Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple (it is) a way to control the whole environment … to force people to upgrade their applications and hardware.”

Apple shares Wednesday are down $3.27, or 2.5%, to $126.09.

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