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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Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Yes it is


Clearly you have no grasp of logic.

One ruling does not cover the whole industry.


The European Committee for Interoperable Systems
A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm. Please note the word in bold. Obviously this applies to Microsoft (one dominant player) not the industry as a whole, some companies behave more ethically.

I have worked for one of the largest gambling companies in the UK

I'm pleased for you - however, it doesn't seem to have occurred to you that some users may not need all the features of Photoshop and may prefer to use the GIMP.

It doesn't affect open-source operating systems because they have less than 1% usage on desktops


Now this is speculation

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Clearly you have no grasp of logic.


Whatever.

The European Committee for Interoperable Systems
A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm. Please note the word in bold. Obviously this applies to Microsoft (one dominant player) not the industry as a whole, some companies behave more ethically.


The subject was about an Email application on the bloody iPhone FFS. The topic was changed to Microsoft because you like the beat the drum about it constantly.

I'm pleased for you - however, it doesn't seem to have occurred to you that some users may not need all the features of Photoshop and may prefer to use the GIMP.


We were quite clearly talking about professionals, not someone that has to do a bit a little bit image manipulation and might require something better than paint.net

Now this is speculation


The desktop *nix user base that isn't OSX has been about 1-2% for the last 10 years. There were more downloads of Windows 7 Beta than the whole ubuntu install base (the Distro which is always ranked within the top 10).

I am sure you will continue to deny it, but if you don't want to face reality that is your problem not mine.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

It doesn't affect open-source operating systems because they have less than 1% usage on desktops


You really do struggle with logic - Your argument above proposes a cause and effect relationship. That relationship is speculative

So what relevance is?

The desktop *nix user base that isn't OSX has been about 1-2% for the last 10 years. There were more downloads of Windows 7 Beta than the whole ubuntu install base (the Distro which is always ranked within the top 10).


The topic was changed to Microsoft because you like the beat the drum about it constantly.


No I was supporting Nth Mans argument about vendor lock to which you responded with something incoherent, Microsofts embrace extend extinguish strategy is well documented and relevant.

We were quite clearly talking about professionals, not someone that has to do a bit a little bit image manipulation and might require something better than paint.net


Reductio ad absurdum - clearly you have a problem with logic.

Edited 2012-07-23 13:23 UTC

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