Amar Pai's Reviews > Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution

Rebel Code by Glyn Moody
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Nov 29, 2010

it was ok

Eh. It started off kinda interesting (who isn't inspired by the story of Linux?) but I got bored. Half the book is history of linux distros, and I don't really care about the arcane details of Mandrake vs Red Hat or whatever. The chapters on Mozilla and emacs are by-the-numbers, and I was disappointed by the book's superficial take on open source philosophy & issues. Also, since it came out in 1991, it feels frustratingly dated. e.g. the discussion of Apple's response to the "linux threat" is rendered quite irrelevant by OS X.
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