Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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RE: Martin Hedberg
by kovacm on Wed 17th Apr 2013 08:34 UTC in reply to "Martin Hedberg"
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"Closed Platform" + "Success" + "Company Politics" = "Abuse of locked in customers". Just the same way as a government can't go unchecked. This applies even if the company is reasonably ethical. Read the history of IBM, DEC and Microsoft.

This nearly unavoidable cycle of abuse in closed platforms is something people in general and companies remember. As Mr Gassée himself said: You can't fool everyone in the long run.

I am not sure what is problem if Apple sell CLOSED SYSTEMs. It is their own system. They can do whatever they like. They do NOT impose limitation to OTHER companies or other products but to their own.

people seems to forget this, and always compare Apple and Microsoft. main difference is that Apple sell complete PRODUCT and that is _software_ AND _hardware_!

Long time ago all computer companies was like Apple: everybody produce software AND hardware and sell COMPLETE product (Commodore, Atari, Sun...)

than come Microsoft that impose their agenda to 95% of all computers in the world.

In old days was: if you do not like Apple, buy Amiga. than dark age come.
Microsoft influence to entire industry was so strong that if they refuse to make (again) Office for Mac back in 1997., Mac would probably follow path of Atari, Commodore, Sun...

happily for rest of us, dark days are over ;) you can chose again. so: IF YOU DO NOT LIKE Apple products, do not buy it! ;) end of story.

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