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Comment: Optimize for what they already have! (Score 0) 187

by thescooterman (#37396530) Attached to: Intel, Google Team To Optimize Android For Smartphones
My android phone is going down the same road my last windows machine did. Constant reboots, apps stop syncing, no network access, dropped calls, freezing apps, inexplicable application behavior, etc... . Maybe someone ought to fix what is in the wild before it causes people to jump ship (iphone 5 anyone?)

Comment: Taking it to the masses (Score -1) 121

by thescooterman (#31338144) Attached to: Netflix Gauging Interest In an iPhone App
Netflix is really one of the only companies on the net to stop worrying about the technology and build kick-ass applications to provide a great service to their users. Although the implications of this on the network / device stack could be staggering[ly bad for networks], I think it's a truely powerful, world-changing 'app' that potential to take the internet from what it is today to further displacing traditional media outlets and actually 'synergizing paradigms'. ( Yes, I do feel dirty for my blatant utilization of the web bs generator: http://www.dack.com/web/bullshit.html)

Comment: Re:Bad answers. (Score 0) 244

by thescooterman (#31337470) Attached to: Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical
Agreed, When you look at other 'stacks' in the computer world, what drives adoption of the OS / Database, etc.. is the stuff higher in the stack. For example: I don't ever want to buy Oracle database, I want to buy which REQUIRES Oracle. Same goes for the OS (with the exception of the mighty few found here on /.) nobody really wants an OS b/c they WANT an OS. They have a job to do, and getting that job done involves . To get the job done efficiently, they will buy whatever 'stack' is required. If canonical, with the momentum they've gained can look Adobe, etc... in the eye and say "Get yourself onto this platform or you will surely die"... THEN you'll see the uptake.

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