I don't need to put an SD card in my iPhone...
Translation: I can't put an SD card in my iPhone but I know Apple is perfection incarnate so I will convince myself that it does not really harm me. Much. At all. For now.
The only sensible conclusion to be drawn from this is that almost no one strays more that a half step away from the system defaults.
By what magic did you reach that conclusion?
I want my resizeable maximized windows back!
Since when is a workstation user not an end user?
Describing gconf as "convenient" is a wild exaggeration.
Back around 2000 when Microsoft had something like $100 billion in the bank I said that with that kind of money, they could afford to make no income and still pay their 40,000 or so employees at the time for the next 13 years.
A basic fact of business is that when a company has no income but does have assets, the time has arrived to liquidate those assets and distribute the proceeds to shareholders. A minor variation of that reaches the same conclusion in the face of low, as opposed to zero, profitability.
I don't think it's quite there yet, to be honest.
It would sure be nice if this thread didn't devolve into an Android/Apple pissing contest.
So true, why waste time on that when walled garden vs open is so much more interesting.