Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:15 UTC, submitted by peskypescado
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have recently been in the market for a new smartphone. The iPhone looks like some nice hardware and I'm already an AT&T customer, but after Apple's trend of pulling Apps from iTunes lately I'm just not buying. Apple has proven to me that I don't want to live in a closed ecosystem. It made me realize what my real issue with Apple is: their business practices.
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Maybe a different proposition
by ameasures on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:50 UTC
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One of the things I love about Linux and the BSDs is the way that all my apps, drivers and so on are updated through a narrow channel of trustworthy supply.

In contrast: Windows updates are mostly on a per app or per supplier basis, if they volunteer to update at all. And frankly Apples OSX ecosystem is little different.

With the iPhone Apple have taken positive control to provide unified updates and to exclude malware (rather than waste CPU and RAM detecting and suppressing it).

Time will tell whether they have it right or not. No doubt they will fine tune it. I sincerely doubt they are malign on this - I just think there is a different value proposition for the consumer than we see elsewhere.

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