Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Apr 2010 21:55 UTC
Apple Even we are eager with iPad news - especially this variety. How long has the iPad been out and about in the US? A day or so? Yeah, pretty much. That's all it took: the iPad has already been jailbroken. Rooted. This means that if you didn't plan on buying the iPad because you don't want to be shackled to Apple, and were waiting for a jailbreak, you won't have to wait long.
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RE: Textmate
by iaefai on Mon 5th Apr 2010 04:01 UTC in reply to "Textmate"
iaefai
Member since:
2009-12-14

I respect your statement because it is in general true.

But I believe it should be noted that Adobe/Macromedia had plenty of opportunity to create a stable flash plugin, and failed miserably.

They don't even have a 64 bit plugin, and we have known about the need for one [coming up] for over half a decade.

So while he may be doing this on emotion, there are some practical examples of their incompetence that would lead him to not want it anywhere near his shiny new toy.

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RE[2]: Textmate
by chandler on Mon 5th Apr 2010 04:31 in reply to "RE: Textmate"
chandler Member since:
2006-08-29

So while he may be doing this on emotion, there are some practical examples of their incompetence that would lead him to not want it anywhere near his shiny new toy.


Very revealing language there. It is Jobs' shiny new toy, right? Not the person who plonks down the cash for it, and then finds they have limited ability to control what actually happens on the device - with limits enforced by criminal law!

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RE[3]: Textmate
by tylerdurden on Mon 5th Apr 2010 05:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Textmate"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

It is his company, so yes... in a sense it is his toy.

If you do not like it, you can a) not buy it, b) buy a competing alternative more to your liking, or if a nor b are an option.... c) make your own.

I disagree with Mr. Jobs's tastes and as such I am not his target market (I just don't care that much for their design). But I respect that at least he puts some skin in the products of his company.

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RE[2]: Textmate
by lavo on Mon 5th Apr 2010 12:17 in reply to "RE: Textmate"
lavo Member since:
2010-04-05

Exactly on the decent Flash plugin. Adobe have had *years* to get it right on the Mac, yet still produce a plugin that hogs cpu cycles (my powerbook fans go into overdrive when watching a youtube flash video!). Which is funny, seeing as the Flip4Mac guys can produce a wmv plugin that seems to play well with the mac....

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RE[3]: Textmate
by twitterfire on Mon 5th Apr 2010 18:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Textmate"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Exactly on the decent Flash plugin. Adobe have had *years* to get it right on the Mac, yet still produce a plugin that hogs cpu cycles

It's not at all like that. Talking about Crapple's bad intentions, Adobe is releasing a version of Flash (I'm running it currently) that use hardware acceleration on Windows and use far less CPU cycles that any HTML 5.

Adobe can't do the same on Os X because Crapple obstinately refuses to unveil the hooks.

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RE[2]: Textmate
by nt_jerkface on Mon 5th Apr 2010 17:12 in reply to "RE: Textmate"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

He's not doing it for emotional reasons, he is aware that allowing Flash means you can buy media outside the itunes store. It also means can you play thousands of free Flash games.

But it looks like Jobs will soon have to come up with a new excuse:
http://androidcommunity.com/flash-10-1-vs-html5-on-nexus-one-adobe-...

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