Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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RE[2]: Comment by mith
by kaiwai on Tue 18th Aug 2009 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mith"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

"Linux 3D GUI" WTF is that? Wobbly windows? That isn't news. The only competitor to MS acting like a spoiled child? That's news.

I want to know what companies are acting like asses, so I can avoid their products.


So in other words you live under a tree - inside a cardboard box might be subjecting yourself to the multibillion dollar cardboard industry.If one avoided products from every company that did something stupid or filled with idiots - I don't think any one here would own a thing.

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RE[3]: Comment by mith
by BluenoseJake on Tue 18th Aug 2009 11:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mith"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

""Linux 3D GUI" WTF is that? Wobbly windows? That isn't news. The only competitor to MS acting like a spoiled child? That's news.

I want to know what companies are acting like asses, so I can avoid their products.


So in other words you live under a tree - inside a cardboard box might be subjecting yourself to the multibillion dollar cardboard industry.If one avoided products from every company that did something stupid or filled with idiots - I don't think any one here would own a thing.
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No, I vote with my wallet. I shop at the local grocery store instead of the bigger chains. I don't buy Sony, and the way Apple is acting, I wouldn't buy from them either. If I have a choice, I buy stuff from places that more reflect how I think things should be done, or that help the local economy. I don't shop at Walmart either.

Perhaps you should come out from under the rock you've been living under, we all have the power to affect the ways companies do things, if we all made our purchases using more criteria than just the best price, companies like Apple, Sony and others might get the message. Sony certainly has been behaving better the last couple of years, since the rootkit scandal.

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RE[3]: Comment by mith
by righard on Tue 18th Aug 2009 11:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mith"
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2007-12-26

A large part of Apple costumers buys there products because they have enough of Microsoft's shady business practices. They sometimes, quite literarlly see Apple as something resembling the 'light side'.
Therefore news that can break this illusion can be very welcome.
Not to mention, not too much here on OSNews, is fun to read the resulting comments from Apple-fanboys of such articles.

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RE[4]: Comment by mith
by kaiwai on Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by mith"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

A large part of Apple costumers buys there products because they have enough of Microsoft's shady business practices. They sometimes, quite literarlly see Apple as something resembling the 'light side'.
Therefore news that can break this illusion can be very welcome.
Not to mention, not too much here on OSNews, is fun to read the resulting comments from Apple-fanboys of such articles.


For me, I don't care about practices; I just want a product that works out of the box with minimum fuss and bother - Apple provides me with that product. If Microsoft could provide a superior experience, I'd use that. if Novell could do the same thing, I'd move to them.

I have no loyalty - I go with what ever does the job. Maybe instead of an anti-Apple or anti-Microsoft vendetta, you used some of that pent up frustration to educate end users of alternatives so that their software repotoi extends beyond the big 4-5 software companies.

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