Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE[6]: The App-Starter...
by mightshade on Wed 17th Mar 2010 18:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The App-Starter..."
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Rather, each time I provided "technical support", I just casually mentioned why I never had that problem. "Another crash lost your data? I'm sorry. No, my computer hasn't crashed yet this month - it's Linux." "You *might* have a virus, let's scan and see. No, I don't need to scan my computer, too - it's Linux."

Is this just your shortened re-telling? I think you did that in a much nicer way in real life.
Because, if you really had done it exactly the way you described, you would've come across as annoying. Perhaps even smug/trollish, you know what I mean. At least that's my experience with the people who thought they needed to "show me the carrot".

Anyway. What I want to add is, if you want to promote alternatives, don't overdo it.

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RE[7]: The App-Starter...
by ricegf on Thu 18th Mar 2010 01:29 in reply to "RE[6]: The App-Starter..."
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Haha, you may be right. I can't tell if I was annoying or not, but my wife didn't complain. Of course, she knows I was born a geek. :-)

I think knowing the person who's seeking your advice helps to guide how you present the idea of software freedom, and avoid the annoyance factor. I definitely agree not overdoing it is rule #1.

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