Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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RE[3]: Trickle down
by tupp on Fri 21st Sep 2012 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trickle down"
tupp
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The origin of the "app store" has been thoroughly debated on this forum, most recently when Apple and its fanboys tried to float the notion that Apple invented the concept of the "app store."

Some even suggested that it was Apple who invented the term "app," for Iphone programs. However, the fanboys quickly retracted and added the word "store" when it was shown that the term "app" was in wide use many years before the first Mac appeared.

Evidently, the Apple fanboys think that combining "app" with "store" was an inspired stroke of genius by none other than "Steve" (Jobs).

It comes down to this: Linux repositories and package managers are "app stores" which have existed since the late 1990s, with a zillion myriad apps downloaded prior to the existence of the Iphone.

If a fanboy later adds the irrelevant condition that one pays for apps in Apple's model, one merely need mention Lindows/Linspire CNR (Click-N-Run), a paying Linux repository/package-manager which existed five years before the first Iphone: http://www.michaelrobertson.com/archive.php?minute_id=340

Care to add any more conditions or qualitative distinctions?

Edited 2012-09-21 22:32 UTC

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