Ah sorry, I couldn't resist.
This middle-manager speak is a stereotypical example of what obedient group-thinkers regurgitate in the hope of kicking other competitors of the same ilk, off the hill they're climbing; they could be selling cheese, or trading pebbles, or running an "app startup" and it wouldn't make a difference. Just the same bullshit bingo, while engineers are kept down in the basement, getting a bone thrown every now and then...
Ah ok, we'll see next Monday: my story is that I tried upgrading an existing 12.04 and all seemed to go well until the installed started complaining that I had chosen to "hold back broken packages". Once it rebooted grub barfed and dumped me to its command line.
My guess is that the new package manager took half hour to abort the install or run through the b0rked list of packages, broke the previous one in the process and reboot, so that now I'm left staring at the old grub deploy.
It's kind of annoying really, all I had added to the bog standard install were the repos for Chrome and VirtualBox. How is it possible for such a standard upgrade to fail so badly is unbelievable.
Listen, before Jobs decided it was time to get a real one in our hands, we had to deal with craptastic shite such ash the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_6630 Seriously; at the time it cost me about as much as an iPhone and it was nothing compared to the iPhone, and when the 3G arrived in EU it was the end for anything else. Those suits running the competition think they can just slavishly copy and out-number Apple by sheer inertia but really those fucks don't give a rats ass about innovation or getting cool electronics out of the door.
Samsung and the other are run by the Dilberts, not Apple... you have no clue.
Don't generalize that too much, though. Mediterranean maybe, but here in Belgium, and our neighbors France, Germany and the Netherlands (which, you'll have to admit, is a sizeable part of Europe), we generally move out after university, or as soon as we find a job.
Well, the reason is in your answer, "... as soon as we find a job..." which in many parts of Italy can often mean "never". I'm living in NL now and for what I can see, dutch kids are encouraged to move out by means of lavish (by IT standards) subsidies and a fairly inclusive and accessible job market. I'm pretty sure many Italians would be more than happy to carry their affairs away from their parents' home, if only they could...
Naw, I think Microsoft's biggest contribution to all this was the Comic Sans font.
Here's your awesomeness car sir... what a perfect synthesis.