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RE: Pretty darn amazing...
by laffer1 on Sat 7th Jan 2012 00:40 UTC in reply to "Pretty darn amazing..."
laffer1
Member since:
2007-11-09

No advertising budget? What about all those free ubuntu CDs they gave out for years?

I agree that apple has done more advertising than the Linux community, but there are several commercial players in the Linux space. Saying they have no budget is silly.

I'd also argue that apple has spent little to prop up Mac OS X or Mac computers in recent years. Most of their ads are focused on iPhone, iPod, iPad and iTunes.

I really wish someone would come out full force for linux on the desktop. I'm a BSD guy, but even I can see the benefits of getting people off windows.

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RE[2]: Pretty darn amazing...
by Neolander on Sat 7th Jan 2012 07:38 in reply to "RE: Pretty darn amazing..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, considering that you are forced by law to buy a Mac if you want to develop stuff for iOS...

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RE[3]: Pretty darn amazing...
by testman on Sat 7th Jan 2012 07:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Pretty darn amazing..."
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

Utter bullshit.

Web apps can be built with any platform.

iOS-native ones can be built on any machine running a legal copy of MacOS and Xcode (just don't resell it yet).

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RE[3]: Pretty darn amazing...
by laffer1 on Sat 7th Jan 2012 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Pretty darn amazing..."
laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

Last I checked, you're forced to use Windows to develop for windows phone. This isn't an apple specific problem.

I'm sure google would do the same thing if they sound desktop computers.

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