Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE: Boycott US products
by ricegf on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:37 UTC in reply to "Boycott US products"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

For the record, I've used Linux on my desktops and laptops since 2000, and on my mobile devices since I left PalmOS in 2006. I've never paid Apple a penny.

My reasoning is exactly yours - both Apple and Microsoft want to own me rather than profit by serving me well, and I'm simply not interested.

I still use Windows and iOS part-time on company-owned machines, but I'm much more productive on Linux. My company noticed, too - my team starts production roll-out of hundreds of Linux machines next Monday.

Vive la liberté!

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