Originally Posted by NonVendorFan
Probably because I have a life and rarely spend that much time in these rooms.
I prefer to read Ars Technica because it's unbiased reporting and covers all OS's and mobile. The writing is great and the overall input to the articles are constructive.
The Apple articles aren't full of Nut Jobs praising the ground Steve Jobs walks on and don't generally believe everything that Apple spews.
I hit all the rooms Mac/PC and Open Source in about 1/2 and hour to an hour every few days. Debating what color the next iAnything is and wishing Balmer from MS would die isn't a part of my daily habits.
Do you make naive comments on every thread on major websites? I've been reading your comments on the last few stories and you don't know what you're talking about. In thread on HTML5 you got many things wrong. When those things got pointed out to you, you changed your arguments and made new ones that were equally ridiculous. When legitimate questions were posed to you, you did not bother to answer them.
In this thread you make equally ridiculous claims. Why is it a big deal that a rumor that Palm will be brought out by Nokia? It's another nonsensical comment that you are posting. The Pre's haven't been selling very well and while they've beat expectations, it was only because they were set so low. Nobody has been switching providers to get this device or leaving the iPhone for that matter. Do you really believe that while Nokia is building up their OS and their Ovi app store that they are suddenly going to adapt the WebOS platform on all their upcoming devices and dump their lousy OS in which they've already poured millions of dollars into research for? If Nokia ever bought Palm's WebOS it would likely be restricted to Palm's products for the foreseeable future and create a more fractured Nokia brand than there already is.
As for your comments on the Surface, it's already considered by many people to be a failure. It has had many issues with stability with software, extremely expensive and has outdated hardware in the way it uses multitouch. You like to say that Apple overcharges for everything. Because Snow Leopard was such a cheap upgrade, Microsoft has had to reduce the upgrade price for Windows 7 with the catch being it's only for students. The whole visual Windows 7 experience is basically copying Mac OS and we've had it for years and at a much cheaper price.
BTW exactly how much do you think a multitouch tablet with two screens, using bleeding edge tech will cost? Microsoft doesn't charge cheap prices for their OS either. Chances are it will be well out of your price range and most people's as well unless they are willing to cut costs on hardware.