The results of our “One Size Fits All” poll on phone and PC interfaces are in. Once again, we find that our thinking doesn’t match the majority.
Microsoft got themselves in a heck of a mess when they insisted their users should happily adopt their phone interface on their desktops. This didn’t work out well, with Windows PC users pretty much refusing to upgrade to Windows 8. Since then, Microsoft has backed down somewhat with version 8.1, but it’s too [...]
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FOSS Week in Review
Redmond Ups the Ante on Its Buyback Program
No sooner had we told you last Friday of Microsoft’s offer to buy certain “gently used” iPads for up to $200 in credit vouchers, good at your friendly neighborhood Microsoft store, than they went and upped the ante. What they’ve done is something of a reverse interpretation of a line from the old Proctor and Bergman comedy album from the early 70′s, TV or Not TV. To paraphrase, [...]
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FOSS Week in Review
Obama disarms Samsung
An already unlevel playing field just became more tilted as far as patents are concerned. We are shaking our head sadly, remembering we once had high hopes for Obama.
It seems like forever now that Samsung and Apple have been trying their best to sue each other out of existence. Well, Apple’s probably been trying to sue Samsung out of business. Samsung would probably like for Apple to stick around, since in addition [...]
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Friday FOSS Week in Review
Apple trumps Microsoft’s product placement
We had to laugh last Friday night while watching a rerun of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS–a show we don’t normally watch. Pretty close to the beginning, in what was an obvious example of paid product placement by Microsoft, the Five-0 crowd whipped out their tablet computers, which were probably Surface Pros, but we’re not sure. We’re not really up-to-par in our knowledge of the Windows tablet category.
We do know [...]
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The votes have been counted and most of you want Ubuntu on your smartphones, according to our unscientific poll. This doesn’t come as a surprise, since an earlier poll showed a preference for Ubuntu on tablets as well. Not bad for an OS that’s not really available yet on those hardware platforms.
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