Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:57 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Apple's current - and in our opinion, objectionable - position is now close to the complete opposite of its initial stance. From promoting openness and standards, the company is now pushing for an ever more locked-down and restricted platform. It's bad for competition, it's bad for developers, and it's bad for consumers. I hope that there will be enough of a backlash that the company is forced to reconsider, but with the draw of all those millions of iPhone (and now, iPad) customers, I fear that Apple's developers will, perhaps with some reluctance, just accept the restriction and do whatever Cupertino demands."
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Tides are changing
by J.R. on Sat 10th Apr 2010 11:04 UTC
J.R.
Member since:
2007-07-25

Remember the times when Microsoft (according to many) was considered the ultimate evil within the computing industry? How things have changed ;) Looking forward to the linux-crowd bashing Apple instead of praising it as the opposite of Microsoft.


I am skeptical of anyone that seems to be driven by personal hate and revenge, and Steve Jobs appears that way these days unfortunately.

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RE: Tides are changing
by Beta on Sat 10th Apr 2010 12:35 in reply to "Tides are changing"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

They are both evil, what has Microsoft done recently to redeem themselves?

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RE: Tides are changing
by bnolsen on Sun 11th Apr 2010 20:25 in reply to "Tides are changing"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm part of the linux crowd and have always pointed out how apple longs to get their hands on a monopoly to really show MS how to really abuse one. Then again there's a reason why apple has never really ever been able to build a monopoly.

Btw, this behavior actually encourages competition because it gives competition (namely google) a great opportunity to grab users.

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