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Comment: Re: Create a $140 billion business out of nothing? (Score 1) 397

by Karlt1 (#48948937) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

I think it was more that the people Rubinstein left behind clung on to the iPod mentality of a closed architecture that allowed only a handful of developers to write code for it for a very long time before finally giving up

The iPhone SDK was introduced to developers nine months after the original iPhone was released the App Store came online 3 months later.

Comment: Re: Create a $140 billion business out of nothing? (Score 2) 397

by Karlt1 (#48948899) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

The iPhone, and none of Apple's other products, are an improvement. They're veblen goods, people just pay more for them despite less features, walled gardens, forced obsolescence, lack of expandability, NO FREAKING SD CARD SLOT and other anti-consumer practices because they're stupid. Same reason people pay $5 for $0.30 of coffee at Starbucks, they want to feel like a princess by spending more when the reality is they're just getting ripped off.

I can't seem to find the SD card slot in any Nexus Phone....

And as far as forced obsolescence, a 2011 iPhone 4s can still run the latest OS. How many Android phones that were sold during thst time period are still officially supported? Apple provided a security patch for the 3GS released 6/2009 on 2/2014. Android manufacturers and Google left security problems on Android phones less than 2 years old.

Comment: Re: Create a $140 billion business out of nothing? (Score 1) 397

by Karlt1 (#48948861) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

You must not remember the limitations the first iPhone had. Its key differentiator, the App Store, did not exist for the first two iterations.

The iPhone first came to market in the middle of 2007. The App Store came online middle 2008 with the 2nd gen iPhone 3G in 2008 and was compatible with the first iPhone.

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 174

by Karlt1 (#48939685) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

The thing that Compaq reverse-engineered to build the first "IBM Compatible" back in the 80's. If you think that a Mac is a "PC" then try booting DOS on it. Doesn't work, huh?

The Mac has had a BiOS emulation level since 2006. You can take a 64 bit version of Windows and install it on a 64 bit Mac just by sticking the disk in,

For a 32-bit Mac (like my Core Duo Mac Mini), you have to reformat the disk first to use MBR and then you can just stick a Windows 7 disk in and install it like you would any other PC.

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 174

by Karlt1 (#48930989) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

So in that case you bringing up the Mac vs. PC commercials as evidence made no sense since a Mac has been "able" to have Windows installed since 2006. When Apple stopped supporting my 2006 Mac Mini, all I had to do was reformat the hard drive and stick a Windows 7
  disk in and it worked perfectedly.

So by your definition a Mac is a PC.

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