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24 Jun 2009, 2:50 pm

EtotheC wrote:
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the greatest compatibility


exactly


:D

Its funny that they are not more open. The ipod was a huge foot in the door for Apple.


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24 Jun 2009, 2:53 pm

Fuzzy wrote:
EtotheC wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
the greatest compatibility


exactly


:D

Its funny that they are not more open. The ipod was a huge foot in the door for Apple.


Open?

That's a word that is neither in Ballmer's nor Gate's dictionary/thesaurus/other language referencing tool.At least Apple have some form of community.But then again that could just be biased...



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24 Jun 2009, 3:39 pm

EtotheC wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
EtotheC wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
the greatest compatibility


exactly


:D

Its funny that they are not more open. The ipod was a huge foot in the door for Apple.


Open?

That's a word that is neither in Ballmer's nor Gate's dictionary/thesaurus/other language referencing tool.At least Apple have some form of community.But then again that could just be biased...


You can use safari on windows, and at one point, OSX had a version of internet explorer. These were offered free to the competition as incentive to try other products from the company(MS/Apple). Another good example is Quicktime/itunes.

Things like these act as bridges, easing a person to switch operating systems. The ipod is a good example too, as people love them. At that point they start musing getting a computer from the same company.

Linux benefits immensely from firefox, open office and gimp for the same reasons. Other rising stars are pidgin chat client and songbird. combined with one of the open source email clients, Almost all computer activity is covered for the common user. At that point, finding out that these are all packaged together makes changing a lot easier.

Actually, thats what we should be doing.. pushing these as viable instead of just linux as a whole.


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24 Jun 2009, 3:51 pm

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Actually, thats what we should be doing.. pushing these as viable instead of just linux as a whole.


That's what I support, OSS communities are stronger if they work together...



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25 Jun 2009, 5:43 pm

To be honest its just an example of Microsoft desperately trying to get people back on IE. I mean Mozilla is nearly up to par in market share as Internet Explorer. Even then the people still using IE are usually just ignorant to the other software out there due to Microsofts monopoly.

Also Microsoft and Chrome are very incompatible due to the fact of Google and Microsoft setting their own proprietory standards. IE isn't very compatible besides that fact that Microsoft has knowingly paid companies to make wen sites that are only truly compatible with their software. Also since everyone at a time used IE websites set that as a standard.



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17 Jul 2009, 9:07 am

The last Version of IE that was easy to use was IE6 because with IE6 every common function was on the toolbar and not hidden in several layers of menus. Also it was the last to have the menu bar on the top of the screen by default. Starting with IE7 they started to hide things into different layers on the menu and the menu bar was hidden. I'm still useing IE6 because it is easy to use, and the same with my parents.
I think that by IE9 of IE10 the IE will have the easy of use of an early MS-DOS or PC-DOS program were you need to know the keyboard short cuts as there will be no menu bar at all and no buttons on the screen, just the address box and maybe the search box.


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