Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 18:04 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes An eventful little week this was, but mostly because Apple grabbed the spotlight in various different ways. For the rest, we focussed on Microsoft's proposed browser ballot screen, we took a look at KDE 4.3RC3, and Microsoft and Yahoo finally got to do their thing.
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Review...
by juvenile4909 on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 19:16 UTC
juvenile4909
Member since:
2007-08-04

1.Apple should be able to do what they want with their own device.

2. I don't agree with their FUD tactics and i'm glad it was called out right away. I think 1984 days of bad press for Apple was the dumbest thing ever. Just a fanboy that hadn't gotten his way. Get over it or buy another device.

3. The MS and Yahoo! deal will be a fail. It's not a matter of quantity, but quality and marketing which works for Google. Not to mention they took over the world with a search engine. Know your role vs such an opponent.

4. While everyone else feels it's about time the FCC stepped in, i really feel it was only a matter of "WHO" they stepped in for. If it wasn't a Google app, the FCC wouldn't budge. But competitor to competitor, something ain't right.

5. The browser ballot screen idea and situation is asinine. There should be a clause that it only exist until Opera goes bankrupt.

6. I like OSNews. It's currently my only source of tech news because i am too lazy to google for more and then i'd have to bookmark them. I thought technology was for ease and convenience. I should find an easier way to bookmark a site.

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RE: Review...
by flump on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 19:37 UTC in reply to "Review..."
flump Member since:
2006-06-19

I agree that Apple should be able to do what they want with their device, but once it's out of their hands it's not their device any longer

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RE[2]: Review...
by juvenile4909 on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Review..."
juvenile4909 Member since:
2007-08-04

That's where you all are wrong. You buy a device that relies on a service via an App and Store provided by the company. Without the company support it's a throw away of the $600 you spent on it.

Would you buy it ? No. Logically, if they provide a service as they do to make you buy it, then it's common sense that you are leasing it to use the service because it's the only device that can. i dont buy the whole "they should" or " Apple isn't fair".

Anyone complaining about it gets what they deserve and i dont care about the opinions of those wanting to "force" Apple to do something just cuz they dont think it's "fair".

All this press is because ppl forgot they bought a phone first. If it can make a call you got your money's worth. Move On.

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RE: Review...
by hangman on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:10 UTC in reply to "Review..."
hangman Member since:
2007-09-05

1.Apple should be able to do what they want with their own device.

Not if they break the law. If I own a knife and stab someone in the back, I won't be able to keep doing it "because I should be able to do what I want with my own knife".

5. The browser ballot screen idea and situation is asinine. There should be a clause that it only exist until Opera goes bankrupt.

What does Opera have to do with anything? The ballot screen was decided on by the EC, and Microsoft followed up with a suggestion.

Opera is just an interested third party, just like Google and Mozilla.

So why are you whining like a little crybaby about Opera?

BTW, Opera isn't going bankrupt any time soon. They are seeing massive growth all over the place, including desktop.

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KDE 4.3 Konquerer issues
by robojerk on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 22:30 UTC
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

You can try rekonq which is a KDE/WebKit browser you install alongside Konquerer. (i havent used this)
http://rekonq.sourceforge.net/

Or just use Arora which is a QT/Webkit browser that aims to be super lean.
http://code.google.com/p/arora/

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v Why does Thom always lie?
by hangman on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:12 UTC
Why DOES Thom always lie?
by hangman on Wed 5th Aug 2009 11:15 UTC
hangman
Member since:
2007-09-05

Opera suggested that it might be a good idea if Mac OS X and Ubuntu included a ballot screen too.

Thom knows by now that this is a blatant lie. Opera never suggested anything of the sorts.

It was a JOURNALIST who suggested it, and Howcome merely stated that it MAY be a good idea. Again: He said that the journalist's idea MAY be a good one.

But facts don't matter to some people who are more concerned about page hits than facts...

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