Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:27 UTC
Apple Geeks.com, home of several cheap iPods, sent us in for a review an 8 GB iPod Touch 4th Gen for a review. Here's what we found.
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RE[3]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

And anyway, it's their site, they put on it what appeals to them. If it does not apply to your life, don't click the link. How hard is that?


Good point. They can do what ever they like with the site. However, what's wrong with a little constructive feedback from the audience?

My main complaint is that there isn't anything noteworthy about the review. It could be from PC world, engadget, gizmodo, or any other review site. If you;'re going to do a review of a non new piece of hardware do something worthy of those future researchers time. How does it compare to a third generation classic Ipod? What about an Archos device? What can be done to allow it to be used with Alternative Operating systems? There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

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RE[4]: Old review ...
by Fergy on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Old review ..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

My main complaint is that there isn't anything noteworthy about the review. It could be from PC world, engadget, gizmodo, or any other review site. If you;'re going to do a review of a non new piece of hardware do something worthy of those future researchers time. How does it compare to a third generation classic Ipod? What about an Archos device? What can be done to allow it to be used with Alternative Operating systems? There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

I like this kind of quick review from a trusted source. Especially after all the hype has dwindled down.

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RE[5]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 23:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Fair enough. Can't say there was that much hype in any of the mainstream reviews of the device. If geeks.com woudl like to send me a free ipod, I'll be sure to give it a review worth of a link to such an esteemed site.

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RE[4]: Old review ...
by clasqm on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 07:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Old review ..."
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

"There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

Agreed. The site owners have been expanding the scope of the site for quite a while now. Search the archives and you will find a review of OpenOffice.org back in 2008, for example.

OSNews has gone far beyond "news about operating systems". Perhaps they could consider a re-branding. Mind you, re-branding generally costs money.

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RE[5]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 15:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I didn't mean that it wasn't specifically about operating systems. I meant that it wasn't in any way unique. If you took it out of context and asked people to identify where it came from, they wouldn't be able to do it. It doesn't necessarily have to be about operating systems.

Alternative operating systems are good when they do something different than those already available. This review doesn't seem to be any different than any of the others. For the same reason why dog bites man is not news, but man bites dog is, this review is not a good review.

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