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Comment: Re:yeah (Score 1) 211 211

whatever happened to the Java killer? wasn't it called J# or something like that? I think that microsoft needs to fall in line with the rest of the world. lol

It's called C#. It's not killing Java, but it's certainly doing well. And why does one platform have to "kill" another to be successful?

Comment: Re:Neither (Score 1) 257 257

DRM sucks, but as far as I can tell, Netflix can't exist without it.

Over-the-air broadcast TV exists without it. In higher quality than Netflix. So I'm not seeing the inherent reason why Netflix can't exist without it.

My assumption is that the movie studios require it, or at least require it if Netflix wants to obtain licenses at a reasonable rate. I can be wrong, but I have a strong feeling that the movie studios have a big part in this.

Comment: Re:Was Microsoft Riight? (Score 1) 716 716

What "work" do you do on an Ipad? Watching movies on Itunes?

Spoken like someone that's never actually used an iPad.

I'm not Apple fanboy. The iPad was the first piece of Apple hardware I've owned. I purchased one because I could immediately see places I would use it.

Many many people these days work with portable environments, making limited data entry into web browsers. An iPad with its light weight and long battery life is ideal for those folk.

I own an iPad and love it for what it's good for; consuming content. It's ok for making a quick comment on facebook or something. Other then some niche* work scenarios, the iPad is not very good at producing content. It won't be replacing "normal" computers any time soon.

*example: pharma sales reps, who need to check off items in a check list and collect signatures from doctors before dropping off samples

Comment: Re:Was Microsoft Riight? (Score 2) 716 716

"Anyone whom sells a similar sized piece of glass and plastic with some computer chips will not win"

For now, maybe. Ultimately though, I think HTML 5 (and the web in general) will be what matters in the mobile space, not apps (in the same way web apps are replacing desktop apps). When that happens, it really won't matter whether or not you can connect to iTunes or not. Will there be exceptions? Sure; games for instance will probably need to be native for some time to come.

Comment: Re:Why hasn't she gotten used to it? (Score 1) 898 898

She probably wants a *new* machine because her husband used the budget intended for the new laptop that was supposed to go to her for a new mbp for himself instead. I'm sure he convinced her that hid old Mac was better than any new windows laptop on the market. I can't criticize too much though, I'd probably try the same thing :)

"It takes all sorts of in & out-door schooling to get adapted to my kind of fooling" - R. Frost