Someone really gets it

Thanks to Erica over at TUAW, I ran into this new package manager for the iPhone and iPod touch that’s based on Debian’s APT. Finally, someone gets that the iPhone can be just as much of a Unix workstation as other devices. Compared to the machines I was using back in 1995, the iPhone is actually more powerful than some of them. So why not have real tools installed on them instead of really buggy fakes? Here’s hoping that this new open standard catches on and that Installer.app and especially the BSD subsystem package become relics of the past.

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