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 helf on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Good news?"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm glad Apple's stuff is working out so well for you...

The OS is hardly 'totally stable'. It suffers from bugs like anything else. We've had our mac pro at work kernel panic once and the UI has locked up (beach ball of death) me times than I can count.

The phone is hardly as powerful as a desktop. Claiming so is laughable and just shows ignorance. It IS a fairly powerful handheld device. But there have been as/more powerful phones for awhile now.

I'll give you the iPod one. It is designed pretty well. Too bad I despise iTunes :p

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RE[3]: Good news?
by Tony Swash on Thu 1st Apr 2010 08:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

I'm glad Apple's stuff is working out so well for you...


I think I was, as they say, gilding the lilly for sarcastic effect. The main point is that when people talk about Apple being evil it just sounds silly. Saddam Hussein was evil, children molesters are evil. At best all one could say about Apple is that you don't like their products (which is fine as they are not a monopoly so you are always free to buy some other companies products) or that their corporate image irritates you.

Endless hyperbole just degrades the language and hinders communication.

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RE[4]: Good news?
by spiderman on Thu 1st Apr 2010 09:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Apple is that you don't like their products (which is fine as they are not a monopoly so you are always free to buy some other companies products) or that their corporate image irritates you.

Except they sue any competitor that use anything remotely related to multitouch. So that makes them a monopoly in multitouch devices. I can't buy competing products because they don't allow it. They are control freaks.
I actually like their product but their policy sucks. I'll never buy anything from them and I'll urge everyone not to buy from them. Their policy does not only affect their customers. It is detrimental to society at large and should be condemned as such. The public must know. They are using their marketing machine to hide their behaviour. If you don't think their policy is a problem, I'll debate you and I'll try to convince you.

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RE[4]: Good news?
by helf on Thu 1st Apr 2010 12:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

sarcasm has a tendency to not come across well on the comment sections of this site :p Since your post sounded perfectly normal for quite a few users here.

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