Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:05 UTC
Apple Why does news like this always come right before I want to go to bed? Steve Jobs has just announced he is stepping down from the CEO position of Apple. He will be succeeded by Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook. Steve Jobs will remain at Apple as chairman of the board and director. This is... Strange.
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I wish him well
by truckweb on Thu 25th Aug 2011 01:02 UTC
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

Jobs and Wozniak were well known before Gates. Apple 1 prototype witch became the Apple II computer. It took IBM to put Microsoft in the spotlight with MS-DOS.

Where was Gates when Steve saw and "copied" Xerox Star GUI for the Lisa and after, the Mac? Gates had to make poor copies with Windows 1,2,386 before getting it "almost right" with Windows 3.1

The iPod was not the first MP3 player on the market, but man, did it change the landscape, and with the iTune Store, everything changed. All the other music player are in a niche market because everybody relate to the iPod when talking about digital music player.

The same is happening with the Tablet. Even at $399, HP was not able to sell WebOS, still, Apple can't manufacture enough iPad, they sell like hotcake even if it cost more. When people think about tablet, most of the time they think about iPad.

Apple has enough money to ride this economic downturn, all thanks to Steve.

Really sorry to hear about this, I wish him well.

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RE: I wish him well
by unclefester on Thu 25th Aug 2011 02:22 in reply to "I wish him well"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Go and learn the history before spouting nonsense like this.

Gates had already achieved legendary status by porting Basic to the Altair.

Steve Wozniak built the Apple I not Steve Jobs.

The courts dismissed the Apple claims against MS regarding the GUI.

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RE[2]: I wish him well
by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 04:20 in reply to "RE: I wish him well"
umad Member since:
2011-08-18

The courts dismissed the Apple claims against MS regarding the GUI.

Actually no. They didn't. Microsoft kept the matter in court with the hope of bleeding Apple's finances to death at a time when they had none to spare.

Apple settled even though they were in the right so that they can move on without losing any more money.

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RE[2]: I wish him well
by atsureki on Fri 26th Aug 2011 21:07 in reply to "RE: I wish him well"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

Gates had already achieved legendary status by porting Basic to the Altair.


Which we all use to this day.

Seriously, though, Gates's world-changing innovations were not technical in nature; they were legal. He invented the EULA and the broad licensing practices that brought Windows to the top at IBM's expense, by enabling Compaq to make PC-DOS and then OS/2 clones. But what Windows actually is, as a product, is an unauthorized copy of Apple's work, which was an authorized extension of Xerox's work. Apple created world-changing products; Microsoft created world-changing financial arrangements.

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RE: I wish him well
by Soulbender on Thu 25th Aug 2011 02:41 in reply to "I wish him well"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Gates had to make poor copies with Windows 1,2,386 before getting it "almost right" with Windows 3.1


Funny how much more market share Windows had and still has.

All the other music player are in a niche market because everybody relate to the iPod when talking about digital music player.


This sounds almost exactly like the opposite of the above. Where was Apple when Audio Highway created Listen Up?

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