quote: The grand delusion among Apple, Microsoft and Google critics is that each of them, in their own way, forces us to do and buy things we either don't need or want.
quote: Apple is closed (bad, reduces freedom, locks customer in)Google is good (open - everyone is happy in and free in Googeland)
quote: If you buy music on your uPhone, you might have to use uTunes or an uPod to listen to it. You can't just decide to start using WMP or Rhythmbox when you get sick of uTunes. So you will continue to use uTunes because of the DRM that is attached to it. Or you can forfeit the hundreds of dollars that you spent building your library and start over again with a different content distributor like 7digital or Amazon (which BTW you can use with any media player).
quote: The only people in the Microsoft universe who are getting their A$$e$ kicked are their investors. And this has been going on for a very long time.
quote: ROFLMAO, talk about clueless posts... :DYou mean those investors who get [b]regular dividents
quote: enjoy stable growth ever since the company was founded?
quote: "Microsoft has a decades-long record of investment in software platforms. As a result, we have built a significant patent portfolio in this field, and we have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to ensure that competitors do not free ride on our innovations. We have also consistently taken a proactive approach to licensing to resolve IP infringement by other companies, and have been talking with several device manufacturers to address our concerns relative to the Android mobile platform."
quote: we have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to ensure that competitors do not free ride on our innovations
quote: Second, only idiots ... get virii anyway.
quote: Third, if you gave up the feature and application-rich platform of Windows for the striped-down and naked offerings of a Linux build