Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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RE[6]: Well
by MOS6510 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 13:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Well"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I try to keep my son on Apple stuff as much as possible, knowing it will be all Windows at school anyway.

It's amazing how fast these buggers learn though.

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RE[7]: Well
by Neolander on Wed 5th Dec 2012 20:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Well"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I try to keep my son on Apple stuff as much as possible, knowing it will be all Windows at school anyway.

You should probably have them use some variant of Linux and BSD then, since most modern arguments that hold against using Microsoft stuff hold against using Apple stuff too nowadays.

Plus, they'd get asskicking computer maintenance skills while attempting to fix everything that breaks with updates, just like I did in my youth with these Windows 9x installs that would spontaneously fall apart for no good reason ;)

Edited 2012-12-05 20:39 UTC

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RE[8]: Well
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 06:39 in reply to "RE[7]: Well"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think he's a little young for Linux and also not really interested in anything else but games on computers.

From personal experience I know Linux teaches you a lot. Using OS X I have no idea about the underlying system.

But don't worry, I have plenty of spare systems to set up as a Linux computer for him and me to mess around with.

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RE[7]: Well
by henderson101 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Well"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

My kids have used:

XP / Vista / Windows 7 at home and in school. They've also use Lion on the Mac Mini and they used to love playing with my old Mac Classic running System 7.0. My eldest has an Android phone (Galaxy Y), my middle child plays XBOX 360 and PS2, so has experience with both of those OS, youngest is obsessed with mobile phones, so has a few old one with no sim card (she uses the video/camera functions mainly) but knows her way round their little OS (mainly Ericson.) They all use iOS and have all used Android. All three have a DSi. They've probably also used my PSP and PS1 at some point.

I love opening them up to new OS and experiences, because it will help them be better with technology in general as they grow up.

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RE[8]: Well
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Well"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

My son mostly plays with devices, not actually use them. He did create his own folder in my iPad and moved his favorite games there and he discovered iMessages creating some confusing between my wife and me.

Kids have all these gadgets these days, while I spend a lot of time waiting for the computer to load my game from cassette.

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