Yahoo Could Start Bidding War, Torvalds Pans Leopard and Vista and Apple Store Coming to Beijing

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Yahoo Could Start Bidding War, Torvalds Pans Leopard and Vista and Apple Store Coming to Beijing

 

Yahoo yard sale: Microsoft's bid for Yahoo may have a few roadblocks, namely, Apple and News Corp. Both companies are believed to be considering bidding on the beleaguered Yahoo.

 

Torvalds talks operating systems: Linux founder, Linus Torvalds, told a Linux conference audience that Leopard is in some ways worse than Vista. He believes Leopard is a better system than Vista but is too difficult to program for. In a surprise, he went on to say that Linux is pretty rad.

 

Apple Store in China: Just in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Apple is opening a retail store in Beijing. Now you can get a new iPhone while you await the triple jump finals.

 

You got 14 days: 8GB iPhone owners with buyers remorse have 14 days to replace their current device with a larger capacity iPhone or iPod touch and only pay the price difference.

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Walker Quine

More people would use Linux if it didnt require a PHD to operate, even with Gnome or KDE it can be a real pain in the ass to troubleshoot, worse than windows sometimes.

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Anonymous

Exactly. People who use Linux seem to take it for granted that everyone is a computer geek and will enjoy tinkering under the hood. How many OS X USERS give a rat's patootie about programming for it? It's about the users, folks. If you're an uber geek you probably ARE better off with the alternatives; me, I just like to get my work done and have fun doing it. This is the disparity in the Apple world-they have succeeded in making products 'for the rest of us', something that many in the developer world can't seem to grasp for some reason. I don't want to waste my time screwing around with a computer that doesn't work the way I'd like; for me that is anything but fun.

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Jas

Torvalds said, "An operating system should be completely invisible." Of course. We have always looked to Unix for its transparency and low operator skill requirements. Slapping an "L" on the front of the name and cobbling together a user interface doesn't change the fact that making Linux work requires a support group and the tolerance of Job to find the right driver or patch somewhere on the internet to make something as basic as a printer function properly. Do we think "invisible" when we hear something like this? "Well, that driver doesn't work with that distro. All you have to do is go to Fred Jones's site, download his driver, and compile it. If you can't make that work, call Mike. I think he knows a trick. Make sure that you have the most recent version of...."

I understand the attraction of wrestling with technology to make it work. I built computer boards with wire wrap over 30 years ago--back when we designed our own FSK cassette tape data storage systems. But now some of us need to get some real work done. Torvalds can't come close to promising anything like the ability to do that painlessly. When we get to the point of being concerned with a functional user system instead of a back-room operating system for servers, he changes the subject to the archana of file systems to distract everyone from the shortcomings of his grand experiment.

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jacob

i called up the apple store and they said that you couldn't replace your 8gig iPhone for a 16gig one. how do u do it? 'cause i want in

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Anonymous

"Apple Store in China: Just in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Apple is opening a retail store in Beijing. Now you can get a new iPhone while you await the triple jump finals."

Yea maybe if the iphone was sold in China?!

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Andy

Is Torvalds wearing a bolo tie? Are you kidding me?

Linux is the Libertarian Party of operating systems. Everyone pretty much agrees deep down that its the way to go, but when you see their representatives on T.V., no one wants to be seen associating with them because they're all hopeless dorks.

OS X works just fine for me. And, it's practical!

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Anonymous

Andy, l-o-freaking-l!!!

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Anonymous

how do you replace your ipod? Is there a page on apple.com? or do I actually need to bring it to an apple store?

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