Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by tyrione on Wed 8th Jun 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

where do you live? 2004?


I live in 2011 and Debian Sid/Experimental routinely have dpkg/apt-get failures. Having 11 years of extensive experience in the platform allows me to fix it, but the average user will junk it.

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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by _txf_ on Wed 8th Jun 2011 11:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I live in 2011 and Debian Sid/Experimental routinely have dpkg/apt-get failures. Having 11 years of extensive experience in the platform allows me to fix it, but the average user will junk it.


The average user won't be running Debian, let alone sid and experimental.

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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by Slambert666 on Fri 10th Jun 2011 10:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

The average user won't be running Debian, let alone sid and experimental.


The average user will be running either Ubuntu, Fedora or OpenSuse and each of these has MAJOR stability problems.

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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by boldingd on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Debian Sid/Experimental routinely have dpkg/apt-get failures.


Wait, the unstable/testing branch routinely has failures? Really? I'd never have thought. Man, they should put out a stabilized, reliable branch, for people who like consistent, working products and don't like dealing with frequent breakages. I wonder why they don't?

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