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Folks - the significant takeaway here is *not* what's going on in Android-land, or nearby. What is important to remember is that Gartner's credibility is near zero. At least in markets such as this. Maybe they're OK in the more traditional, business-oriented IT stuff where you can look at trends and extrapolate. However, that is not where we are in this case. We're in a period of disruption and major change and Gartner doesn't have a good track record in that space...
There's a piece today in BusinessWeek about NASDAQ rebalancing the stocks in the index due to changes in share price. The interesting snippet is what has happened since 21 Dec 1998 when certain rule changes came into effect. Apple +3,779% Microsoft -26% Cisco -25% Intel -35% Dell -58%
I'm glad they're changing this. It's long overdue
No need for aluminum for Apple TV as it's not portable. Plastic is probably better because you don't have the issues with WiFi signal getting through the case. You could argue, of course, that Apple didn't need aluminum in the current Mini. That's true and I'd agree with you. There's a *bit* more reason for it but it could have gone either way. And they did have to do special stuff for the antenna.
Patent indemnification is a big area of differentiation between 2 and 3. I'm not a lawyer, or even a patent lawyer so if you need legal advice should should find some (really). But if you want to get *really* depressed then go to groklaw and read up on the SCO saga that's still going on (amazingly). Then check out yesterday's lawsuits from Microsoft against Android. I don't have a good answer but even a dumbass like me can see there's a huge battle going on and that...
My library has 1224 albums, at about 97GB. And that doesn't include a lot of classical I haven't had time to transfer yet.
I had one of the old ones and now have one of the new L-shaped ones with a new MBP. They've changed more than the shape of the connector (from T to L). The strain relief is a lot bigger. And also, with regard to the commentthe cable itself is changed. It's now very stiff. There are no markings on the cable jacket but it feels to me like the difference between regular network cable and plenum-rated cable (usually has a Teflon jacket). The old cable was soft and flexible and...
If you read the article you'd see that it does cover desktops and laptops, as well as smartphones. But I can accept your point that Dell and HP aren't "involved"
Hhmmm. I thought that Apple said that all updates for Tiger had stopped. Including security updates. Did I misunderstand that? And now there's a Safari update specifically for Tiger. Huh - what gives?
It always made sense to me that Apple would either provide its work (quite considerable) for the community to support, or arrange with Oracle. Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison are close friends, if the reports are accurate. It doesn't take much of a nudge from either end for things like this to be organized. p.s. the one thing that puzzles me is why it wasn't announced earlier, which would have avoided all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth. That may be related to the...
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