Integration of MS products with MS products is not a reason to call something great. This applies if you replace MS with any other corporation.
A products move from good to great is strongly based on its coupling and cohesion with other solutions. This is true for a software package, a hardware package, or a process. For example, Google Apps and Picassa have very little to no coupling and cohesion. Visual Studio and Azure have a very functional level of coupling and cohesion. Each is greater than the sum of their parts.
Google wanted these patents for defensive purposes.
Why would Google need to purchase these patents for defensive purposes if they were not already infringing upon these patents?
And people still ask why I refuse to buy a console... I just will not buy hardware I am not allowed to own.
So, you don't own a Macbook either?
As for the video card... get a Raedeon 4790. It's about 90% of the 5850 for $200.
That is completely false 5265 is 90% of 5850, not 4790.
We keep giving more of our independence and power to Google. Google, have mercy!
Fortunately, for folks such as yourself Google has provided an opt-out service for you: http://bit.ly/4kDFIH
Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau