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: Why apple is evil
by Stratoukos on Thu 1st Apr 2010 11:30 UTC in reply to "Why apple is evil"
Stratoukos
Member since:
2009-02-11

From the hundreds of reasons considering Apple as evil you chose "deprecating an older API"? Really?

And you don't need to rewrite your whole program in Objective-C. The logic of your application can be in C or C++. Only the parts that interact with the Cocoa Framework must be in Objective-C.

And if you don't want to do even that you can write your program in Java or use GTK+ or Qt. Or even use one of the countless bridges for other languages that are out there.

I agree with some of the other stuff you said, but saying that Apple is evil because they have their own Frameworks is ignorant at best.

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RE[2]: Why apple is evil
by nstuart on Thu 1st Apr 2010 13:37 in reply to "RE: Why apple is evil"
nstuart Member since:
2005-07-06

Was going to say the same thing, "New at 11! Company does what it wants with it OWN PRODUCTS!! Something so evil has never been seen before!"

Seriously, if we go by these standards, KDE is far more evil in moving the KDE4 with all new APIs and very little backwards compatibility. And don't even mention MS moving from XP to Vista. Also don't forget about car companys who only put the latest fuel saving technologies in their newest model lineups! (had to have a car analogy in there somewhere)

Sorry, as above poster said new technologies is one of the dumbest reason you could state as to why Apple is evil.

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RE[3]: Why apple is evil
by Neolander on Thu 1st Apr 2010 14:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Why apple is evil"
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2010-03-08

Was going to say the same thing, "New at 11! Company does what it wants with it OWN PRODUCTS!! Something so evil has never been seen before!" (...)

Old Apple saying based on exaggeration to avoid the real problem. To make a comparaison with everyday objects, making a new kind of drill, but making it incompatible with standard drill bits is not.

Sorry, as above poster said new technologies is one of the dumbest reason you could state as to why Apple is evil.

My problem is not about new technologies like Cocoa, but about making it Objective C-only. It's nothing new, it's just incompatible.

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