Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE[4]: The App-Starter...
by r_a_trip on Mon 15th Mar 2010 09:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The App-Starter..."
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I'll leave the ethical questions up to others, but...

Who is doing the technical support? If his wife is self-sufficient with a Mac, leave well alone. Politics can kill a relationship.

If she is dependent on her better/lesser half for tech support...

When I have to be the helpdesk, the second line tech support, the system builder and I can't dodge it because of blood ties, I'll try my very best to get them to accept the stuff I can and am willing to support. (Yes, I'm a mini Apple in that respect). They are free to forego my offer, but I'm very clear to them that I'm not the maid they can call in to clean up the mess, when (not if) they screw up.

When it comes to Apple. It's not on my radar as an option. While it may look ideal for a non-tech user to have an overlord deciding what is and isn't good for them, sooner or later they will find themselves on the short end of a decision. That is the price you ultimately have to pay when you opt for a little safety and convenience over freedom.

Seems hypocricital? When I exert such force too? Well, if you opt to stay ignorant of the workings of the devices you use, you will have to outsource your maintenance. One way or another, you'll have to pay the piper. At least with me, if I take on your case, it'll cost you very little. With Apple you'll pay handsomely to be owned.

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