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 pantheraleo on Wed 8th Jun 2011 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
pantheraleo
Member since:
2007-03-07

Linux breaks, but its so much easier to fix.


I'd have to disagree with that. I've had system upgrades and such break Linux in very weird ways that were definitely not easy to fix. Some of these required more than an hour of research on Google trying to find answers.

And of course, one only has to look at the number of threads in the Ubuntu forums that go something like this:

asker: "I have probmem so and so"

answerer1: "Did you try A?"

asker: "Tried that. Didn't fix the problem"

answer2: "Try B"

asker: "Tried it. Still having the same problem"

This will go on for a bit longer, until the answers just stop coming, leaving no answer that actually solved the problem.

I definitely don't think Linux is any easier to fix than Windows or OS X.

Edited 2011-06-08 15:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by j-kidd on Thu 9th Jun 2011 08:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

That's just the common theme of Ubuntu forums. Try Arc/Gentoo forums next time.

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