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

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Sat May 1 18:14:23 EDT 2010



Darcy Casselman wrote, On 05/01/2010 3:06 PM:
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To play the devil's advocate a bit (and to reiterate some things that some of my
>> Apple-inclined friends have been arguing), the reason that Apple wants to lock
>> down the "platform" (hardware + software) that they sell you is because they
>> don't want their image tarnished by flora and fauna that aren't
>> originally from the
>> walled garden. To abuse the car analogy some more: Apple doesn't want you to
>> paint your ("their") iCar pink because a pink iCar would be ugly and turn off
>> potential iCar buyers.
> 
> I might concede this point, but there's plenty of shovelware crap in
> the app store.

And there isn't in any Linux repository?

(Let alone most of the Palm stuff out there.)



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