Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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OSnews is going seriously downhill
by leos on Wed 15th Aug 2012 06:03 UTC
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

There are now 9 apple bashing articles by thom on the front page. Keep going! Maybe you can fill the whole page!

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the link, nice laugh / even earlier example of "people predicted the fall of civilisation & moral decay of youth since the advent of written word" than the one I had (classical ancient Greece)

And scary that Reagan also subscribed to it... (but maybe it explains some things - you don't need to really think, long-term, about economy, social welfare, environment, when all those issues will be swept aside by the coming apocalypse... and then, he nearly caused it by the idiocy of Able Archer exercise and related - really, what kind of thinking goes into launching all-out exercises of such kind at the height of tensions? Some high US official who declined to participate, and one DDR agent who was passing over to the Soviet data about true nature of what was happening - those two people probably saved the world back then)

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jaimzob Member since:
2011-08-19

Unfortunately, OSNews has now utterly degenerated into nothing *but* a meeting place for tech partisans (mostly of the anti-Apple variety) to indulge in hysterical and seemingly never-ending slanging matches. A tone largely set by the "editorial" staff. Go to theverge or arstechica for industry news and hacker news or even, god help us, Slashdot for the more techy stuff. Occasionally there is still an interesting article here, but they're few and far between now I'm afraid.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The main problem being that there is only so much you can tell about alternative OS without repeating yourself.

Where are the articles about developing OS stuff, or new alternative OS only used by its developers, without having them already in previous OSNews posts?

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jaimzob,

"Unfortunately, OSNews has now utterly degenerated into nothing *but* a meeting place for tech partisans (mostly of the anti-Apple variety) to indulge in hysterical and seemingly never-ending slanging matches."

Let's distinguish between "anti-apple" and "anti-apple behaviour". Some people may have an "anti-apple" bias, however others like myself are against what apple is doing to the field of open-computing.

If apple ceased it's patent offensive and backed off the moderation of end users & developer software through its self-imposed walled garden, then you find that apple would receive much less criticism from the tech crowd.

As long as apple continues it's negative behaviours, it has only itself to blame for the criticism it receives.

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