9 posts • joined Friday 11th January 2013 17:19 GMT
"Pair cuffed after helicopter chase sparked by Cupertino idiot-tax-avoiding raid" - The Article
Yup, El Reg is really sucking up to Apple this time.
I couldn't disagree with this article more.
For example, on email - fastmail exists. It's not ad supported, and they charge a subscription fee.
People who really care about not receiving ads, and any other problems with Google's offering can (and many do) use them.
The existence of free services is of tremendous help to many people, and if you don't like them - don't use them. The author might be happy to pay subscription fees for everything, but what would this situation do to people in poor countries?
Free email and free search are of HUGE benefit to society, and it would be a disaster they didn't exist. And the fact remains that there ARE paid versions of most of Google's offerings.
Faith in Humanity: Restored
If I were with O2/BE, I would unsubscribe too.
Re: It has been the default kernel for a decade now
> Ask someone why they use a Windows box and the most legitimate reply will be that there is some sort of old software which requires it.
Old software like Office 2013, or Photoshop, or almost all games.
(I dual boot)
This is a good way forward, as long as I can:
* Turn these experimental features off if I don't like them
* Override Samsung's apps and app store if I don't like them
* Install a custom ROM
He made good products, but damn was he an arsehole.
The strange part of this article is where he tries to put Apple in the non-"legacy" basket. They are just as old as Microsoft, and just as famous as IBM for only ever re-packaging existing technology (but doing it well). The reality distortion field continues to be alive and well.
There is nothing wrong with Windows 8. It's actually very good, and most people who have actually used it seem to agree that the problems are massively blown out of proportion.
The reason why businesses haven't moved over is because businesses NEVER move over to an OS that is only a couple of months old. That would be crazy, no matter how good or bad the OS is.
The reason why consumer Win8 hasn't taken off yet, is that the OEMS are only just starting to come out with decent Windows 8 machines.
It's going to take a couple more quarters to gauge how well Windows 8 is going for the consumer, and years before we can see its impact on business.
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