Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There's just one problem, though: the 'nine young investors' don't really exist - according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone'. Ouch."
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RE[3]: I like WP7
by Lennie on Thu 17th Feb 2011 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I like WP7"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm glad you like it. I just don't want to get caught in a vendor-only (like Microsoft-only) environment ever again.

You that IE6 problem people talk about ? That is exactly the same problem. I'm Not interrested.

The game with Microsoft and others is called vendor lockin, I'm not playing.

Edited 2011-02-17 12:00 UTC

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RE[4]: I like WP7
by lucas_maximus on Thu 17th Feb 2011 13:21 in reply to "RE[3]: I like WP7"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm glad you like it. I just don't want to get caught in a vendor-only (like Microsoft-only) environment ever again.

You that IE6 problem people talk about ? That is exactly the same problem. I'm Not interrested.

The game with Microsoft and others is called vendor lockin, I'm not playing.


IE6 gained soo much market share because there wasn't a better free alternative at the time. Mozilla Suit sucked and didn't work properly, NetScape was slower. It wasn't until 3 years after IE6's release that a better browser for nothing turned up.

It doesn't matter what platform you develop on you will be locked into that platform in some way. Write for QT, you end up being locked into QT in some way, if you write your software in PHP you will be locked into PHP (facebook is an example of this and they had to develop HipHop to solve performance issues).

So my software is locked into the .NET platform which has been backwards compatible for the last 7 years and is going to remain like for the foreseeable future ... I don't see that as a big deal personally.

Edited 2011-02-17 13:24 UTC

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RE[5]: I like WP7
by Radio on Thu 17th Feb 2011 13:47 in reply to "RE[4]: I like WP7"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

There is technologic lock-in: you have to make choices because you cannot do everything (such as have code run everywhere without modification).

And then there is vendor lock-in, where the owner abuses his position. One such example is Apple changing the (vague) rules of their app store at whim; another one is... Microsoft banning GPL from their app store:
http://i.imgur.com/fQraD.png

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RE[5]: I like WP7
by ichi on Thu 17th Feb 2011 14:29 in reply to "RE[4]: I like WP7"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

It doesn't matter what platform you develop on you will be locked into that platform in some way. Write for QT, you end up being locked into QT in some way, if you write your software in PHP you will be locked into PHP (facebook is an example of this and they had to develop HipHop to solve performance issues).


Yep, but .Net is tied to the Windows platform while Qt (or PHP for that matter) is not. You don't get just tied to the framework (which is to be expected since you get used to it, learn it's quirks and build your workflow around it) but to an OS that happens to be developed by the very same dev of the framework.

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