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Steve (Jobs): Developers, Developers, Developers... Get the Hell Out

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Summary: Apple and Microsoft come to show why GNU/Linux is the platform for any developer to target

IT'S NOT SO often that we write critically about Apple, but for developers who think that they would rather serve Apple and Mac OS X than serve GNU/Linux and BSDs, here's food for thought from yesterday's news:

Apple's Arbitrary Rejects Hit Nine Inch Nails App

We've covered plenty of examples of Apple's rather arbitrary decision/approval process for putting apps in the iPhone App Store -- demonstrating a huge opportunity for other phone providers to be more open and less ridiculous. We've also talked plenty about Trent Reznor and how Nine Inch Nails is doing all sorts of unique things to connect with fans -- including a fantastically well thought out iPhone app that got lots of well-deserved attention.


Apple bans Page 3 from iPhone app

An iPhone newspaper browsing application that saw The Sun banned by Apple because of its Page 3 content could be granted a reprisal - thanks to the impending release of firmware version 3.0.


Microsoft loves developers as long as they develop for Windows. Apple loves developers as long as they align with Apple's view of the world.

"Every line of code that is written to our standards is a small victory; every line of code that is written to any other standard, is a small defeat. Total victory [...] is the universal adoption of our standards by developers, as this is an important step towards total victory for Microsoft itself: "A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software."

--Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

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