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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Apples and geeks
by Janvl on Sun 11th Apr 2010 11:13 UTC
Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

I must tell my wife she is a geek . . . .

I never heard such a stupid comment, users want an office suite without cost, a browser that is more or less safe and someone servicing their machine remote.

So that is how OOo, Firefox and VLC get installed.

Considering Apple, do not buy an ipod, ipad, ibook, imac, iphone or iwhatever. The way Apple treats its customers is archaic, I will never buy anything from Apple.

Edited 2010-04-11 11:14 UTC

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RE: Apples and geeks
by essdeekay on Sun 11th Apr 2010 18:31 in reply to "Apples and geeks"
essdeekay Member since:
2006-01-31

users want an office suite without cost, a browser that is more or less safe and someone servicing their machine remote. So that is how OOo, Firefox and VLC get installed.


I think you're confusing VLC and VNC...

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RE[2]: Apples and geeks
by darknexus on Sun 11th Apr 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE: Apples and geeks"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

And if it is VNC to which the OP is referring, it doesn't even need to be installed. Apple's screen sharing feature *is* VNC through and through.

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