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[5]: The App-Starter...
by ricegf on Mon 15th Mar 2010 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: The App-Starter..."
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Well, I've been a Linux enthusiast since around 2000 (bear with me - there's a point, and I'm getting back to iPhone and Android in a sec, I promise!). My wife switched to Linux in 2007.

I didn't push hard for her to switch from Windows XP. Rather, each time I provided "technical support", I just casually mentioned why I never had that problem. "Another crash lost your data? I'm sorry. No, my computer hasn't crashed yet this month - it's Linux." "You *might* have a virus, let's scan and see. No, I don't need to scan my computer, too - it's Linux."

She's been very happy with her Ubuntu laptop, especially not having to worry about accidentally opening a virus-laden email.

She's getting deeply into digital photography now, and beginning to cast longing eyes toward Adobe software not supported on Linux. We may need to reload her WinXP into a VirtualBox session for just that.

But that's fine. I'm tech support, not management. :-D

So. If you decide to encourage your loved ones to move from iPhone to a more open mobile device, I recommend the carrot rather than the stick. If it really *is* best for them, helping them make the right decision is far more valuable in so many ways than making the right decision *for* them.

The latter is Apple's philosophy. Kapish?

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