Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by henderson101 on Sun 29th Apr 2012 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Bad in what way? They were IBM'd. The clones ate all of their market and left no room for Apple to make competitive hardware. But believe me, the OEM's often cut corners. This is why many of those OEM boxes had hardware issues.

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RE[4]: Doesn't matter
by Neolander on Sun 29th Apr 2012 08:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Doesn't matter"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

They were bad at it in sense that they seemingly didn't realize until the last moment that software companies cannot compete with hardware companies on the hardware front without a legally enforced monopoly to help them.

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RE[5]: Doesn't matter
by henderson101 on Sun 29th Apr 2012 19:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Doesn't matter"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

But Apple was not a Software company. They were a hardware company with software. Plus, most of the clones were based on a reference board that Appe provided. Apple wrongly assumed that the clones would fill the niche, where as what really happened was something more like an all out assault. The problem was that many manufacturers tried to innovate and create USP's. So, while some threw put plain clones on the Tanzania logic board in grey boxes, others, like the Motorola Starmax had a standard VGA port (back when Macs used a Mac specific one) and a PS/2 port. You also have the quad processor from Daystar, which was a little insane. Some tricked out their processors and logic board speeds/timings. There were a lot of issues caused by the specs not being adhered to. it was a total mess and Apple handled the whole fiasco badly. That jobs canned the programme wasa blessing.

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