Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

How about you get your fcuk'n facts right for a change Thom...

Newton OS 1987...
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(platform):
"Development of the Newton platform started in 1987


Screen shots: http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=os&id=n100&c=apple_newton_os

Palm OS 1996...
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_OS:
Palm OS (also known as Garnet OS) is a mobile operating system initially developed by Palm, Inc., for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996.


Who took cues from whom?
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Hmmm, let's see... the first PalmOS devices were hugely successful and spawned over a decade's worth of successors, compatible 3rd-party devices, etc. And on the other hand, the Newton line was a total failure from start to finish & it's only really remembered for its laughably-bad handwriting recognition.

So, sorry, but it looks like NewtonOS was irrelevant - at least by the standards you and the other Apple fanboys use to dismiss the numerous smartphones that came before the iPhone.

(Fun fact: despite all of the gloating from iFanboys, even Symbian and old school Windows Mobile were unqualified successes compared to the pathetic flop that was the Newton)



...uh, and? That could be a screenshot of OS 7, even has the idiotic global menu bar (I'm sure that would have been REALLY useful on mobile devices). Let me guess, are you one of those newly-minted Mac fanboys who pretends to be an old-timer, despite only have been on the bandwagon since 2006?

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