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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #376
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You've taken my comment out of context, I was referring specifically to the desktop computer. However, your general point is well taken. Even the Tomtom GPS device has Linux under the hood.
I somewhat realized that. The thing is, the world is increasingly shifting towards embedded devices where the OS doesn't matter. That's how Apple got away with iOS. That's how Google got away with Android.

The future of Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows is somewhat more dubious because of that. Mac OS X will probably dwindle away since Apple's market doesn't care about the desktop as much anymore. Linux will probably grow increasingly specialized, since it isn't (and probably will never be, for the general public) ready for the desktop. Windows itself will probably survive on the sole merit that businesses and specialized consumer use requires a truly general purpose platform.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #377
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Meanwhile in China Nokia and Windows eat everyone's lunch. The largest carrier in China has decided to go with the new Nokia instead of the iPhone or an Android device.
It's as well as Android, not instead of. See, for example:

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(I assume you're talking about the deal between Nokia and China Mobile for the Lumia phones.)

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Indde that is what I was referring to. The article I read made no mention of the Samsung but I am sure you are correct. Seems to be a blow for Apple
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #379
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Apple is losing its edge when it comes to highest quality: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...after-rescues/
After all the things that have been said about Apple maps, how can anyone use them?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #380
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After all the things that have been said about Apple maps, how can anyone use them?
Well, it's not like iPhone & iPad users have much of a choice for mapping software. I predict sales of dedicated GPS devices to go up in Australia (and probably everywhere else) after this.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #381
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Meanwhile in China Nokia and Windows eat everyone's lunch. The largest carrier in China has decided to go with the new Nokia instead of the iPhone or an Android device.
With well over 60% of the market share for phones and tablets in China, Android has already eaten 6 of the dishes at this most delectable lunch, leaving the remaining 3 for iOS, symbian, windows and others to fight over.




As Graham already pointed out, the Nokia deal with China Mobile is non-exclusive.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #382
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With well over 60% of the market share for phones and tablets in China, Android has already eaten 6 of the dishes at this most delectable lunch, leaving the remaining 3 for iOS, symbian, windows and others to fight over.




As Graham already pointed out, the Nokia deal with China Mobile is non-exclusive.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #383
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Apple is losing its edge when it comes to highest quality: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...after-rescues/
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"Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura," police said in a statement. "Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees [Celsius, roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit], making this a potentially life threatening issue.

"Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified," the police concluded.
Wow. Would be funny if it weren't so scary and dangerous. That's why when someone tried to say the mapping issue was no worse than other Apple goofs of the past (such as the antenna one), I disagreed. We're talking potential life and death here. I really wonder if Apple would have put this out if Jobs were still alive. I believe he would have waited till the wrinkles were ironed out, and would have stayed with Google maps for one more cycle.

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Mmmmmm!

Yeah, really! I couldn't let that comment go without taking the opportunity to post an image of one of my all-time favorite meals.

I love dim sum and NY has a lot of great places to get it. Any good dim sum places out in Denver, Kenny?

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Yeah, really! I couldn't let that comment go without taking the opportunity to post an image of one of my all-time favorite meals.

I love dim sum and NY has a lot of great places to get it. Any good dim sum places out in Denver, Kenny?

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Well, it's not like iPhone & iPad users have much of a choice for mapping software. I predict sales of dedicated GPS devices to go up in Australia (and probably everywhere else) after this.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #387
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Well, it's not like iPhone & iPad users have much of a choice for mapping software. I predict sales of dedicated GPS devices to go up in Australia (and probably everywhere else) after this.
Not sure about that. A quick search of the App Store turned up 3 alternatives before I got bored. Just buy the app is the easy solution I suppose. Be a lot cheaper than a dedicated GPS. I should know, I own at least 3
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After all the things that have been said about Apple maps, how can anyone use them?
Some people enjoy pain, to each their own...
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It made me think of The Office:
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