[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Apr 30 23:19:26 EDT 2010


OK, you are right, but ...

Isn't this the Windows vs. Linux debate?

And windows won, at least for the foreseeable future? [Desktops, that
is, the only thing that really matters.]

After all, he (Jobs) does have a profit motive here.

I *like* a consistent user interface. Which is why, for example, I
stuck with MS Word in Windows rather than trying to fathom WordPerfect
for Window's attempt. Let alone Lotus.

Having said that ... KDE works for me.

OTOH (at least with the way I think of it), Gnome lets me put on the
menus only that which I want to put on the menus.

I know I mixing things up here, but there is a thread of applicable
consistency here. Somewhere.

Raul Suarez wrote, On 04/30/2010 9:36 PM:
> --- On Fri, 4/30/10, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account)
>> and as the owner of the iPhone/iPod/iPad embedded realm, it's
>> certainly in his best interest to ensure... you don't make a
>> seamless and revolutionary user interface by  giving people all
>> kinds of choice on how to make your device work.
> 
> Oops. I think that you'll have to take the kool-aid antidote
> 
> Before the device is sold, he has all the right to decide what goes
> on the device. To offer that seamless initial experience.
> 
> After the device is sold, it is no longer HIS. If the user decides
> to add a crappy app with a crappy interface it's his problem.
> 
> It is as if a car manufacturer told you that only attractive
> friends can go into your car or told you which colours you can
> paint it.
> 
> I really have an issue with people say "he can do whatever he wants
> with HIS device".




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