Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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Legacy - mainframes and desktops
by tomz on Tue 25th May 2010 13:14 UTC
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The IBM PC was originally used mainly as a peripheral to the mainframe.

But the point about Apple tethering is right on. And apple might make better mother-ships or rail-road engines, but the world is moving to individual speed-boats and auto (as in autonomous) mobiles.

Windows/MSFT the same way. They power the best motherships and their boats are designed to work with them.

Maybe you can leave the prison farm (Walled gardens don't have barbed wire and guard towers) to the equally constrained dot-me prison farm, but that is not going to work.

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