Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:52 UTC
Editorial Every few years we geeks have our own kind of popcorn show to watch: tech companies showing teeth to one another. This time around, it's Palm vs Apple. In all seriousness though, how ethical is the battle around iTunes?
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RE: So everything is monopoly now!!
by David on Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:31 UTC in reply to "So everything is monopoly now!!"
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But there's a difference between supporting a third party player and simply not interfering with a third party player connecting. Neither Microsoft nor Dell will "support" the off-brand Chinese sound card you install on your computer, but they also won't forbid you from installing and using it as long as you can make it work. (and by support I mean if you call them and say your sound isn't working they'll tell you to take it up with the manufacturer of the sound card.

Apple would have no responsibility to support the Palm Pre. They could just say "go talk to Palm about it" and that would be standard industry procedure. They already do it every day for hundreds of Mac accessories and peripherals.

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