Mozilla Programmers Join Palm in Apple War

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apple puts up a wall and everyone else blows it down. this is how it should be.
 

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Apple will start filtering web-apps from its browser to "enhance the web browsing experience and to shields its customers from potentially harmful web content".

Apple users will bitch and bitch and bitch, but in the end, they'll line up for the new Apple iPhone 3.1GS, which is identical to the 3GS, but comes with a second camera embedded within the device, which can only be used to take dark, grainy pictures of the inaccessible interior. Apple faithful will praise the companies ingenuity for placing a camera "where its competitors are simply too scared to put it". Apple will sell another million iPhones that day, AT&T will extend new contracts (4-year minimum + $90/mo data plan) A software issue with the new camera will prevent sending the pictures taken on the second camera via MMS, and people will complain they can't send pics of their iPhone to their friends iPhone. Apple admits the second camera was just a gimmick, but iPhone users demand to be able to send pictures taken on it via MMS, and Apple, begrudgingly, release iPhone OS 3.2.2 to handle the correct the issue. Tom's releases article lambasting the lack of feature updates, but praises everything that already existed in the phone.
 

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Apple will start filtering web-apps from its browser to "enhance the web browsing experience and to shields its customers from potentially harmful web content".

Apple users will bitch and bitch and bitch, but in the end, they'll line up for the new Apple iPhone 3.1GS, which is identical to the 3GS, but comes with a second camera embedded within the device, which can only be used to take dark, grainy pictures of the inaccessible interior. Apple faithful will praise the companies ingenuity for placing a camera "where its competitors are simply too scared to put it". Apple will sell another million iPhones that day, AT&T will extend new contracts (4-year minimum + $90/mo data plan) A software issue with the new camera will prevent sending the pictures taken on the second camera via MMS, and people will complain they can't send pics of their iPhone to their friends iPhone. Apple admits the second camera was just a gimmick, but iPhone users demand to be able to send pictures taken on it via MMS, and Apple, begrudgingly, release iPhone OS 3.2.2 to handle the correct the issue. Tom's releases article lambasting the lack of feature updates, but praises everything that already existed in the phone.
That was absolutely perfect. As is the picture at the top of the article.
 

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Its a good strategy by Palm -- simultaneously make their device more attractive by giving it good application options, while putting a dent in Apple's revenue when some of their users choose to use free webapps instead of the paid for apps.
 

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Web-based programs are typically slower and less capable than applications installed locally on the device
although that may be generally correct. look at quake live and battlefield heroes. its amazing what can be done in a web browser these days.
 

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Yeah, this really isn't acceptable. IBM and Unix ect defined how these 'PC' devices should be. and Microsoft has for the most part played ball, you can do pretty much anything you want on it with out the original maker controlling what you can and can't do. This is the kind of freedom people have come to expect from their 'PCs' you buy it, you can clearly see the things you can and can't do with it, then you are left to your own devices. Apple has taken it upon them selves to try and make us think that these handheld devices are some how completely different to our conventional 'PCs' (desktop or laptop) and that a completely different model to how the usage of the device works is acceptable. that it can all of a sudden be completely locked and controlled by the company that sold you it. that 'fare use' can be completely redefined (or thrown out the window) just because its a 'handheld'.

well screw you apple. I don't care how awesome your hardware is, I will sooner build my own handheld device from scratch than submit to your way of doing things.
 
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