If you make the term for exactly what you can pay off, then you are making the best choice. To purposefully get a longer term than you could and pay it off early to feel better is a very poor financial decision.
Getting a longer term loan is like self-insuring. You take a very modest hit in interest for the outstanding duration of the loan, and you get payments that are about 1/3rd the size. I paid off my 30-year loan in ten years, and I wouldn't have done it differently. I guess I just lean fiscally conservative. In some cases there are no benefits to setting a higher minimum schedule, such as HELOCs. Better to take out a loan against it with interest-only payments, and then pay them off as fast as you can.
Speaking for myself and not my employer.
Did they remove Java?
In a word, yes. They're dropping support for Java and disallowing apps that use Java from their app store.
I have a sneaking suspiscion you don't have a Mac to get rid of...
I currently have a unibody macbook pro and have been using mac laptops for the past four years (I know, not long). These changes sure seem to share a lot of similarity to iphone policy to me.
Mod parent post up. Most people don't realize AT&T carries Android phones that don't compete with the iPhone. The 20% speaks to those phones, not phones like the HTC EVO, which is so popular it's sold out.
Fine print: I work for Google and these opinions are my own, not theres.
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