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++++ Some times I wonder if the reflexively anti-apple trolls on this forum even bother to read the article before trolling about it.
The irony of course was that all this attention was in a period of weeks where: 1) Sony's networks were miserably hacked, and it was revealed they were saving private data (not financial though) in plain text. 2) Sony's networks were hacked again, and it was revealed that they were saving data for accounts created before 2007 (not sure about the exact year/date) in plain text, and that those credit card details were stolen. 3) TomTom was revealed to have sold location...
I am sure intel realizes that if they are manufacturing for apple already, the moment they have a design that can compete with ARM apple would pick it up and there'd would be no quicker way for intel to become a player in this market than to nab the iPhone/iPad business. Intel emphasized when announcing that they would supply chips for the Mac that the biggest reason they wanted to partner with apple was the opportunity to easily bring new technology to the market. Eg....
That makes little sense. 1) apple is unlikely to have much that intel coul learn in the chip design business. Intel could easily design an ARM processor which would be better than any other in a couple of years. The reason they don't do this is because they want to establish x86 as the mobile platform because there are hardly any x86 competitors as opposed to the 100s in the ARM design space. 2) Intel is not going to risk the millions and billions they are getting from...
Adobe is a company that makes great tools, especially for designers and the like. The problem was that they had this crazy Microsoftian idea where they could also usurp the internet, and make it a Flash enclave. The quicker they get rid of their "world domination" plans, and the faster they return to their roots, the better off they will be. Its the Macromedia in Adobe that is hurting them.
The filesystem is a terrible way to organize data. It was brilliant at the time it was created, considering the hardware, software, and educational constraints people faced at the time, but it is well beyond its prime now. Even MS realizes this, which is why they made the huge push towards WinFS (which was more of a relational database, than a FS). Unfortunately, they could not achieve this lofty goal. Apple has tried it marginally on the Mac, through the APIs they have...
Although I doubted it when he said it, steve jobs was dead right last year when speaking about netbooks. They do nothing well. They were just cheap laptops for people who basically read a little news, browsed through facebook and sent a couple of emails. The iPad is cheap but while not capable of making toast, performs a vast majority of basic tasks even better than the pc. Plus it gives you ridiculous portability. This is why the netbook market is falling off the cliff...
This sounds awfully like Java. In sw development its not programming that is difficult, but rather testing. That was java's problem. It was write once, debug everywhere. Of co ruse that is not completely analogous because the majority of browsers nowadays run on webkit. Unfortunately though the biggest market share is with ie followeb by Mozzila's gecko engine. It's only in the mobile space that webkit dominates. It will. E interesting to see how this plays out. I...
The loan was complete PR nonsense. Apple had enough money in the bank. It didn't need a loan. However, what it did need, was to reassure its customers that MS would still be developing Office for the Mac. And what MS needed was to reassure anti-trust official that the Mac was still a viable competitor. Both sides got the PR boost they needed, so it was a great mutual transaction.
Well, if thats the plan, then:http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...oft-to-end.ars will make them a lot happier.
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