Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 21:47 UTC
Apple As Engadget notes, almost 1 million people jailbroke their iOS device this weekend, after the release of Abstinthe 2.0. Considering I'm actually hearing more and more non-techie users talk about jailbreaking, this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
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Stupid
by crhylove on Mon 28th May 2012 23:19 UTC
crhylove
Member since:
2010-04-10

Why support this awful company with their history of human rights abuses and their terrible walled garden? Why not support a more open company and buy some of the superior and cheaper Android alternatives?

Apple is losing this war the same way the lost the war against Windows in the 80s. Locking users in to crap they don't want and disabling features and usability users do want. Also stealing other developers software and including in the Apple stable of software as an (often) inferior implementation.

Screw jailbreaking. Don't buy the jail!

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RE: Stupid
by WorknMan on Tue 29th May 2012 00:54 in reply to "Stupid"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why support this awful company with their history of human rights abuses and their terrible walled garden? Why not support a more open company and buy some of the superior and cheaper Android alternatives?


As soon as the 'superior' Android tablets get a port of this:

http://liine.net/en/products/lemur

- and this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZcS204iRzc

- and this -

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animoog/id471638724?mt=8

I'll happily sell my iPad and trade it for an Android tablet.

Ideology will only get you so far. At the end of the day, it is (and always has been) about getting shit done. And let's face it, iOS has the bigger and more varied selection of apps right now, unfortunately.

Edited 2012-05-29 00:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Stupid
by bannor99 on Tue 29th May 2012 03:59 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

We were "getting shit done" long before the iPad and its iApps showed up.

There may always be a better way, but we got a hell of a lot done before Apple figured out how to properly multitask.

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RE[2]: Stupid
by Mystilleef on Tue 29th May 2012 06:09 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

Ideology will only get you so far. At the end of the day, it is (and always has been) about getting shit done. And let's face it, iOS has the bigger and more varied selection of apps right now, unfortunately.


Does that mean you use Windows on your laptop or desktop because it has the bigger and more varied selections of software right now, unfortunately?

Edited 2012-05-29 06:09 UTC

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v RE[2]: Stupid
by bnolsen on Tue 29th May 2012 09:50 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
RE[2]: Stupid
by tidux on Tue 29th May 2012 15:45 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

What good is "getting shit done" if you enslave yourself to do it?

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