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Comment: 2 main problems with iOS (Score 1) 864

by carrett (#33951860) Attached to: Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android
I think most people would agree that iOS is a more polished, reliable product than Android. The main problems with iOS, AFAICT, are:

-AppStore restrictions. It's fine to not accept apps that don't work, but I think the precedent set by rejecting the official Google Voice app is what's really bothering people. And lord knows we'll never see Flash, even when the devices become more than capable. I only hope that we'll get Google Maps Navigation one day, though that could be Google's withholding instead of Apple's
-AT&T. Seriously.

Basically, the restrictions that stifle what we can do with the device and OS for no sound technical reason.

Comment: Re:It seems I got it last night (Score 1) 473

by carrett (#33873944) Attached to: Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat, Now Available
I think the problem is that Debian is trying to be the "Universal OS," so it's trying to cater not just to people who want an easy install for their standard x86 desktop machine, but also to people who want the ENTIRE Debian archive on CD/DVD (maybe their machine will never connect to the 'net?), people who need to run on twelve different architectures, etc. When you try to please everyone, you often end up pissing everyone off.

On the other hand, I'd say Debian does a fantastic job at trying to be the right OS for everyone. If you sift through all the info on those saturated pages, it IS possible to get what you want. For instance, I did this: -> Getting Debian (./distrib/) -> CD Images over BitTorrent (./CD/torrent-cd), BTW this page tells you you only really need the first CD -> amd64 -> CD1 and boom I'm downloading an ISO. Along the way they also link you to the install guide which, again, contains a lot of info for a lot of different installation types. I guess the main problem with Debian is that it tries to do too much and doesn't have enough on its website to direct people towards targeted info for their specific type of install. On the other hand, sometimes Debian can do things you thought no OS could do, precisely because it IS the "Universal OS." I'm a fan.

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