[OT] Apple at it again

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 13:49:32 EST 2011

On 02/26/2011 08:25 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> Why I pay more: The hardware and quality control is still superior and it's
> easy to maintain the software and hardware....

I find that Hewlett-Packard and Ubuntu takes some beating.

> On 25 February 2011 23:43, Richmond<richmondmathewson at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 02/25/2011 11:08 PM, Colin Holgate wrote:
>>> On Feb 25, 2011, at 3:55 PM, François Chaplais wrote:
>>>   oh, and the new camera on the iPad 2 will see through people's clothes.
>>>> Yes, but unfortunately only the front side camera does that, so you'd be
>>> looking at yourself.
>> Well; it does, increasingly, look like a case of the Emperor's new clothes;
>> or, put
>> it another way; why pay such a lot for Apple products when one can buy
>> stuff that
>> does the same for cheaper? As time goes on, and I become more and more
>> comfortable
>> with Linux I must say I wonder who is wearing the clothes and who is
>> strutting down
>> the main street "in the all-together" crowing like a cock on a dunghill";
>> but then that only
>> really means that I am starting to feel about Apple the way I've always
>> felt about
>> Microsoft. I also, blame Apple and Microsoft for stifling RISC OS, which
>> was, once-upon-a-time,
>> a better OS than either Apple's or Microsoft's.
>> The main thing that annoys me (pace Richard Stallman) is that when I buy an
>> Apple or Microsoft
>> product I find myself tied up with EULA's; never having been terribly fond
>> of bondage . . .  :)
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