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Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-30, 07:55 PM
Replies: 126
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Posted By ScaryBob
Apple stole the graphical user interface from...

Apple stole the graphical user interface from Xerox PARC originally. History of the graphical user interface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_graphical_user_interface). Apple basically...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
HTML5 and H.264 are standards that can be used by...

HTML5 and H.264 are standards that can be used by anyone. The purpose of these standards is, in part, to reduce the use of proprietary protocols that are owned by individual companies. While a...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
If Apple can convince billions of people to buy...

If Apple can convince billions of people to buy their products on merit, I wish them well. When they achieve 80%-90% market share and tell Verizon, AT&T, Bell and Rogers to stop selling competing...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
The difference is that Adobe created a product...

The difference is that Adobe created a product that people wanted, filled niche and won market share on it's own merits. The same could be said of Google. Let's face it, Google does not force me to...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
Sarcasm noted. :D

Sarcasm noted. :D
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
Thumbs down What is being ignored here is that Silverlight is...

What is being ignored here is that Silverlight is an unnecessary product, a solution creating a problem, is not required by the marketplace but is simply a product that MS invented to damage a...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
Virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) will do...

Virtualbox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) will do everything the MS product will, has been available for years and it's free. The MS emulator is functionally almost identical to Virtualbox as well. Is...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
The demand was there but Vista got a really bad...

The demand was there but Vista got a really bad rep as being bloated and buggy from the start. Add to that the number of people who only know XP because it's been around so long. They just don't want...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
Windows XP is an anomaly on the software...

Windows XP is an anomaly on the software landscape that was created by the US antitrust lawsuit. That delayed Vista until restrictions on Windows software ended and caused MS to overreach in its...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
Microsoft committed anti-trust trust violations...

Microsoft committed anti-trust trust violations in an attempt to become a monopoly. They almost succeeded as well. That's where the lines blur.
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
You have a choice of hundreds (maybe thousands)...

You have a choice of hundreds (maybe thousands) of phones, media players and laptop/tablet PCs. They all come with proprietary software as well. Try buying a PC without Windows from Dell, HP or...
Forum: Home Computing   2010-04-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,251
Posted By ScaryBob
MS is much closer to a monopoly than Apple. MS...

MS is much closer to a monopoly than Apple. MS marketing practices show that they want to force competitors out of business to gain a true monopoly and they have almost succeeded in certain areas....
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