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Comment: Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (Score 1) 307

So developers should get a lowest common denominator API, and be strictly forbidden to code outside of that?

Do you realize that this would make some of the worst applications possible?

"I'm sorry, project manager - we can't do that in our app because Android 2.1 doesn't support it, and FEDERAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE US TO CODE FOR 7 DIFFERENT MOBILE PLATFORMS."

Why doesn't the Blackberry CEO tell his company to make a better product that entices developers to create applications for it and people to buy it, rather than whining for government intervention to save his failing company that once owned mobile?

Comment: Please develop for my dying platform! (Score 5, Insightful) 307

Really?

Net Neutrality means mandating that developers and services must create something that works on your dying platform? Does that mean that NetFlix will have to make sure it works with Symbian too? How about PocketPC 2003?

What an idiot.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 590

by MachineShedFred (#48874835) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

My Mac Pro (2009) has had upgraded RAM, upgraded from 2x4-core CPUs to 2x6-core CPUs, upgraded GPU, upgraded to SSD, added blu-ray. I use it for gaming as well as real work.

Your statement is only true for the very latest Mac Pro, and Apple has been hearing it from their customers. There's still quite the market for people to buy 5-year old Mac Pros and throw $300 of Westmere-EP Xeons into them to get a few more years of useful life out of them as a workstation.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.

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