All part of Apple's obvious hostility to people being able to make decisions about the things they purchase, and own, such as decide who repairs them or what OS is installed. Or are Apple customers now renting their hardware?
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Re: Shame to see it end like this.
Agreed. The UX on WP 8.1 in particular was quite good, and I'd say slightly superior to that on Apple products and considerably so when compared against Android. Even if MS could find someone to buy the OS, even if highly unlikely, it would be preferable to the current laughable situation.
The Curse of Poettering strikes again.
Can you think of anything you are forced to buy even if you don't want or use it? What makes the BBC so special that their continued existence can be secured through the use of threats and menaces against those who don't even want to use their services?
Re: EU Standard plug
It may have been far-sighted, but not far-sighted enough to include any form of retaining mechanism, like that on the old Centronics plugs.
Re: rules of the road
A fine example of reductio ad absurdum if ever there was one.
They were pretty much limited to Scandinavia up to a point. I think IKEA were the first to start selling them in the UK back in the late 1980s.
Re: Fix BT, Evil Matriarchy
Women Discriminated Against in Deep Sea Diving" will be out right after the articles on discrimination in mining and street-sweeping.
Re: Oh please
Would that be down to a statistical likelihood of them picking different careers and working different hours?
A meaningless analysis
Unless seniority, hours worked and level of work are controlled for, this is just propaganda. People with the same level of seniority doing the same jobs are paid the same by law, regardless as to their sex. In that sense there is no pay gap. However, there is an earnings gap due to different career choices and number of hours worked.
Re: Microsoft's idea of system administration...
"To my mind, ubuntu is the desktop incarnation of linux"
A desktop incarnation of Linux, not "the" desktop incarnation. Not by a long shot.
Re: This is the precise problem with this right...
Here, have a downvote for your cheap political point.
Re: Paying for a license is optional
"Of course some of us are happy to pay it."
Then make it a subscription-only service and let those who are happy to pay for it do so, while leaving those who make use of the service alone. The BBC and other license-fee recipients are not a vital national service and as such don't deserve to be able to use this legalised extortion.
Re: Rotten apple
The OS is actually quite good. The hardware is grossly overpriced, particularly now that Apple have made it nigh-on impossible to upgrade.
Re: So many shores.....
Or if you fancy lawyering up, Alan Shore.