Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year." iOS could end up being the only mobile platform without Office.
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RE[6]: So?
by ricegf on Mon 17th Dec 2012 12:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So?"
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"Ah, semantics. Apple ran ads arguing that a Personal Computer must run Windows, and a Mac was a different product altogether. Agree?

Not really. A Mac is a PC.

Um, that was a rhetorical question in response to "a samrtphone (sic) isn't a personal computer!" Hence, "ah, semantics". I'm not really interest in debating such terminology!

"And the operating systems are converging - OS/X is becoming more like iOS (I hear),

OS X. It helps if you know what you are talking about. And, no, it's a long way away from iOS.

It helps to read what Apple CEO Tim Cook actually says before insulting me. "We see that people are in love with a lot of apps and functionality [on the iPhone]. Anywhere where that makes sense, we are going to move that over to Mac." The term commonly used in the media for Apple's strategy to port OS concepts from iOS is "convergence", hence "I hear".

"I run Android apps on my Linux desktop (precisely the same kernel, btw),

Arm or IA32/x64? With ARM we might believe you...

x64. Again, google "run android apps under linux". Dalvik is a VM, and many Android apps are either pure Dalvik or are open source so that the native parts can be easily ported. Don't care if you choose to believe me or not, reality is reality.

"More importantly, people are increasingly choosing to buy mobile devices instead of Wintel PCs to do their personal computing.

Desktop PC's are struggling, but tablets have still got a long way to go before the oust Laptops.

I didn't say tablets have ousted laptops.

I see as few Android tablets as to make them seem extremely niche

And you are really going to argue that your experience on a single commute in England is more valid than global market research? Really?

And this was why I shrugged...

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