Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 17:10 UTC
Apple The discussion around whether or not jailbreaking iPhones should be exempt from the DMCA has just reached a level of ridiculousness that words can't really describe any longer. As some of you might know, Apple and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are in a tussle with one another over whether or not the US Copyright Office should put an exemption in the DMCA allowing the jailbreaking of iPhones. Apple's reasoning for why no exemption should be made is rather... Over-the-top.
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RE: Apple Just Irks Me!
by tyrione on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:18 UTC in reply to "Apple Just Irks Me!"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

Even if I liked OS X and didn't think it was a usability nightmare, and even if I thought Apple hardware was really sooo sexy and not more prone to issues, and even if I had a wallet deep enough to ignore the ridiculous price tags, I would still not buy Apple because I just CAN'T stand Apple culture. From the ridiculous marketing hype around the release of every new product, to the ridiculous "Apple knows best" mentality we see in examples like this, the App Store, or the Psytar case, to the ridiculous fanboys they seem to attract who accept and even DEFEND every ridiculous decision made by Cupertino, its just miserable! No. Thank. You. I'd go back to using Windows before I lived in that world.


Didn't think it was a usability nightmare? Let me guess, you think Linux is the crown of Usability?

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RE[2]: Apple Just Irks Me!
by phoudoin on Wed 29th Jul 2009 18:36 in reply to "RE: Apple Just Irks Me!"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Let's me guess, you think OS X usability is the best available, fit everyone, everything and everywhere?

One nightmare doesn't void other one(s).

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RE[2]: Apple Just Irks Me!
by red_devel on Wed 29th Jul 2009 19:00 in reply to "RE: Apple Just Irks Me!"
red_devel Member since:
2006-03-30

Man I wish I was allowed to mod you down off topic! What the heck does Linux have to do with anything in this story or my post??

Edit: typo

Edited 2009-07-29 19:00 UTC

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RE[3]: Apple Just Irks Me!
by segedunum on Thu 30th Jul 2009 00:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple Just Irks Me!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

We should all be able to spot the pro-Apple loonies by now who steadfastly defend Apple's behaviour to the hilt come what may and believe that such behaviour will keep things locked up.

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RE[2]: Apple Just Irks Me!
by gfolkert on Thu 30th Jul 2009 15:53 in reply to "RE: Apple Just Irks Me!"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

Didn't think it was a usability nightmare? Let me guess, you think Linux is the crown of Usability?

I dunno... I've been using Linux since 1995... and right now I use it exclusively to get things done.

I've not got problems with Mice, Laptops, Wireless, Video, Encryption, Disk Utilization, Audio, DVDs, CDs, keyboards, work-flow, e-mail, "office applications", collaboration, groupware connectivity, using networked resources, Using multiple displays from a laptop (without using multiple video cards or outputs) Blue-tooth *just works*, my packaging system is great, I'm using the laptop to its fullest. Virtualization is very pleasant and works... I've got the ability to run a COMPLETE development environment on my machine, easily. I can remotely connect to dang near anything?

What is this "usability" issue you have? I think its centered on ... something you won't address.

Remember, Linux is VERY friendly. Its just picky about its friends.

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