Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE[4]: Now that's Sniveling!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Now that's Sniveling! "
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So the control freaks are out in force, and applying spin, spin and evermore spin trying to assert their control over what YOU may or may not do on YOUR OWN COMPUTER.


I just plugged a keyboard into the usb port on my xbox 360 and it didn't let me browse the system directories.

Oh wait that's right I bought the xbox 360 to play games so I could care less.

Completely open consumer devices only lead to piracy. Most users in fact support locking down consumer devices since most of them are against pirates and freeloaders. Most game developers support them as well.

How is the game situation on Linux going? Completely open and yet virtually empty. These are consumer entertainment devices, not toy unix boxes. If they take away root from OSX then you'll have reason to be upset. Until then relax and let people buy the ipad. We'll probably have some nice Linux based tablets in the next few years so be glad this is an avenue where Linux can compete.

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