Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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RE[2]: Good news?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Apr 2010 04:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

... in a tasteful and well constructed enclosure, a beautifully designed ....that does stuff that literally makes my friends gasp in admiration


Apple. There was a brief period of time earlier this decade, that they were a really nice combination of form and function, with function preceding form. I think they've really lost their way. Many of my friend's who bought Mac's during this time period are migrating away. The useful tech hasn't kept pace.

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RE[3]: Good news?
by darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

To be fair, the latest generation of Macbook is quite nice and it gets battery life I've never seen in a typically-designed PC laptop with as much computing power. Of course that form and battery come at a price, namely that you can no longer change it yourself unless you want to void your warranty.

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RE[4]: Good news?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Apr 2010 06:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, the form (of the mac book) detracts from the function (of changing the battery). That is correct. That is what I do *not* like about apple 2010.

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RE[4]: Good news?
by fatjoe on Thu 1st Apr 2010 07:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Is that really true anymore? I am getting 11+ hours from the [better speced] ASUS UL30.

Just to clear things up, what do you get out of a MBA with moderate use?

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