07 June 2011

Good Apple, Bad Apple

Since Apple has replaced Microsoft as the leading patent-wielding cheerleader for closed-source computing, it will come as no surprise that I have no intention of providing a rapturous run-down of yesterday's wondrous announcements. But there is one aspect I'd like to explore, because it has interesting wider implications.

On Open Enterprise blog.


twitter said...

Why do you call this service new and innovative when MP3.com did it more than a decade ago? The music companies sued them and also sued the investors.

No one should use a server owned by a viscous company like Apple because everyone can run their own cloud. OpenSSH server which includes sftp, a secure replacement for ftp file sharing, is part of every major gnu/linux distribution and requires little or no configuration. Rsync makes things even easier and offers full, encrypted file sync between any two computers or devices. Grsync is a graphical front end for rsync and sftp is a recognized protocol of the Konqueror web and file browser. Everyone should be using this wonderful free software.

Glyn Moody said...

@twitter: you're right that MP3.com had the idea of a music locker long ago, but the "innovation" I was referring to was getting the record labels to agree - something that they refused to do all those years ago.