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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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

moondevil,

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

That's true. It's nearly impossible to cover something new, but honestly I'd enjoy a good series on computer data structures even if the topic isn't new at all. I get the feeling I'm an order of magnitude more "geeky" in terms of system internals than the average readership here, and as much as I dislike some of these articles, genuine OS topics are rare to come by in the news. Generating a stream of quality articles would likely require the employment of some technical journalists & engineers to do research.

For better or worse, professional writing is giving way to the low cost blogging format.

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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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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

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.


Indeed. Years ago the worst you would hear about Apple is that their computers were expensive.

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