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    Yes, but I'd say your perspective is a bit skewed because you work in IT.  Honestly, tell me how many average Mac users would know to find the true network path for the M: drive (or whatever Windows network drives/shares are set up at a Microsoft shop)?   Sure the IT department could set up scripts which automatically mount those shares for them on login.  But again, other people who only use Windows will be using drive letters to tell people where to get things on...
    Are you seriously that naive to think that Macs don't require IT support when placed on a Microsoft-centric network?  Here's a couple of examples which would require IT support for the average Mac user in my workplace:   1) Someone who has only ever used Windows sends out an email with a link to get a file off the M: drive. 2) You need to fill out a company form/timesheet on an intranet website which only works in Internet Explorer.   My point was definitely limited...
    Security is only part of the picture.  IT departments also want "easy to manage/support".  That's where Apple's model shines over Google's.   On the Android side of things, too many cooks means too many people passing the buck (or dropping the ball) when things go wrong.  With Apple, it's a one-stop shop no matter what the problem.
    All percentages like this show is that a lot of people use one or more of the following rationale when deciding what computer to purchase:   1) Which one is cheapest? (i.e. I only think about the initial cost, not the long term maintenance and frustration/time waste costs) 2) Which one do I already know? (i.e. conservatism, not interested in trying new things) 3) Which one does everyone else I know use? (i.e. safety in numbers, groupthink)   They say nothing about...
Ah hardware companies... I think too many of them took Alan Kay's quote about being "serious about software" to mean that they can just design hardware and do a half-arsed job on the software side. I had the exact same experience writing drivers for Linux about 10 years ago (even as part of commercial projects).Linux survives because it's an easy system for comp sci students to tinker with.That's why I got into it - it was easy to download and install on the "built from...
Apple's JRE implementation predates OpenJDK by a long shot. I remember working with Apple's engineers at the WWDC in 2003 tracking down JRE bugs via gdb, and their implementation looked significantly different from others I'd worked with before at the time (notably the Linux Blackdown implementation). It was mostly done in Objective-C and Cocoa. Which is how they were able to create the Cocoa-Java bridge (popular at the time, but now defunct).Before you get all high and...
Let's clear up the misconceptions here:Java is a programming language plus a specification of a runtime environment in which programs written using the Java programming language will run. The key word there is "specification".On each operating system, a Java runtime developer/maintainer uses that specification as the basis for creating a runtime environment (for the purpose of allowing Java applications to be run on that operating system).So, if security holes exist in...
Radar is seriously a POS. Seriously.
If the app is going to add some extra functionality which is unique to iOS (but still pull it's content from the website), then I don't have a problem with it. The problem I have is when an app does exactly the same thing the website does, or just adds something generic (like location searching) which could easily be accomplished in HTML5. Just make a mobile version of the site, allow people to bookmark it to an app link if they want, and be done with it.
I guess the upside is that if I downloaded every website app, I could just use Spotlight as my default search engine in Safari.
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