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Comment: Re:Watch the messenger (Score 1) 457

by drizek (#32144504) Attached to: iPad Isn't "Killing" Netbook Sales, According To Paul Thurrott

Apple:

Apple is opposed to the [jailbreak] exemption because it will destroy the
technological protection of Apple's key copyrighted computer programs in the iPhone(TM) device
itself and of copyrighted content owned by Apple that plays on the iPhone, resulting in copyright
infringement, potential damage to the device and other potential harmful physical effects,
adverse effects on the functioning of the device, and breach of contract.

Comment: Re:Watch the messenger (Score 1) 457

by drizek (#32143570) Attached to: iPad Isn't "Killing" Netbook Sales, According To Paul Thurrott

There is a law against jailbreaking, it's called the DMCA. Moreover, you violate Apples TOS and invalidate your warranty.

The iPad is great for checking email, not so much for writing it.

I have a laptop, a netbook and an iPad. I use the netbook almost not at all.

Comment: Re:So what does it do? (Score 2, Interesting) 159

by drizek (#30989864) Attached to: AMD Publishes Open-Source "ATI Evergreen" Driver

Then explain why my printer doesn't work on Windows 7, when it works in XP, VIsta, OSX and Ubuntu? Out of the box in two of those four(I'll let you guess which).

I would also like you to explain why my 4 year old Dell laptop doesn't let me pick the appropraite resolution in Windows 7, when it will in XP, Vista and Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:ok (Score 2) 203

by drizek (#30239646) Attached to: Apple Newton vs. Apple iPhone

The iPhone UI sucks a lot harder than WebOSs, and it is no better than Android.

The ONLY selling point of the iPhone is the ecosystem. Brand loyalty, huge number of apps and huge installed base. The phone itself is bland compared to all the other offerings(most new phones are essentially an iPhone plus a couple other features, like a high res display or a physical keyboard), and the software is about as advanced as Palm OS 4.0. I don't know how Apple can ship a product in 2009 that doesn't support multitasking.

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