Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It's in the egotists interests of a lot of people to make difficult for the others to choose alternatives. So this way they have a vendor "lock-in", earning money through monopolies, leaving people without choice.


Speculation.

I have said before and will say again, it is in the interests of companies that create bespoke software to lock people in, not necessarily consumer software.

yes because one trial represents the all the customers that provide closed source software. Logic Fail.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

More FUD.

In some cases this maybe true


So it isn't FUD

because one trial represents the all the customers that provide closed source software. Logic Fail.


Considering you last argument Logic Fail is a bit rich. However, I link an article from The European Committee for Interoperable Systems www.ecis.eu/documents/Finalversion_Consumerchoicepaper.pdf "Microsoft
A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm"
I think it covers what Nth Man is saying and you may find it interesting - I don't think logic fail is an appropriate response.

Well then they are fools


Please try to be less offensive no doubt the users of GIMP have good reasons to use the this well considered software, reasons that you may not understand.

There is a lot of good software for Windows that can be bought that doesn't include malware or any other bollox.


Absolutely true and there is an awful lot of scumware too and this doesn't seem to affect Opensource s much as some proprietary operating systems.

Edited 2012-07-22 20:52 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17


Absolutely true and there is an awful lot of scumware too and this doesn't seem to affect Opensource s much as some proprietary operating systems.


Quite clearly because it isn't an opaque black box, any perceived embedded scum in the software would typically be excised down the line.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So it isn't FUD


Yes it is

Considering you last argument Logic Fail is a bit rich. However, I link an article from The European Committee for Interoperable Systems www.ecis.eu/documents/Finalversion_Consumerchoicepaper.pdf "Microsoft
A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm"
I think it covers what Nth Man is saying and you may find it interesting - I don't think logic fail is an appropriate response.


One ruling does not cover the whole industry.

Please try to be less offensive no doubt the users of GIMP have good reasons to use the this well considered software, reasons that you may not understand.


No, I have worked for one of the largest gambling companies in the UK, the 5th largest charity in the UK, and a two bit web shop. Everyone used Adobe tools ... end of story. It is silly not to use them, compared to GIMP that has a 1.5 man team.

The feature disparity between photoshop and gimp is unreal.

You might want to see some of the stuff that CS 5.5 does (not even the newest version), it makes GIMP look like Paint.NET.

Absolutely true and there is an awful lot of scumware too and this doesn't seem to affect Opensource s much as some proprietary operating systems.


It doesn't affect open-source operating systems because they have less than 1% usage on desktops. Android has a lot of crap and that is open source ... th reason being it is popular.

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