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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RE[3]: Apple & Cross-platform
by henderson101 on Tue 13th Apr 2010 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Apple & Cross-platform"
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Funny. I have never seen a Mac without VLC or Firefox. And none of my friends are geeks (I hate geeks).

I *think* I have VLC installed on my MacBook. I say "think" because it is so long since I last used it I can't be sure it even works after the Leopard/Snow Leo upgrade. I don't have Firefox installed. I don't have OpenOffice installed. Your point?

99% of the time Quicktime 7 / Quicktime X works just fine for me. After installing the various drivers (Perian/Flip4mac)it handles pretty much everything I throw at it. Yes I do watch video regularly. Yes I do rip DVD's from time to time.

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