Saturday, 22 October 2011

Steve Jobs Hates Android & More News

About time I made another blog post, so here goes. This weeks news, a biography on Steve Jobs and how much he hated Android, he vowed to destroy Android. Here's what he said:

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong… I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”

I don’t want your money… I want you to stop using our ideas in Android

Now, lesson 1. You can't own an idea, you can't control an idea, once it's out, then it's out. Much like the internet, once something is posted, it can't be removed. I've said this before and I'll say it again - your greedy Steve, it's first come first serve in today’s world.

Honestly though, I think it's this hatred runs deeper than just people "stealing" ideas. I've watched Apple & the iPhone grow in popularity and market share, and I've watched Android grow to what it is today. I personally think Steve is/was jealous of Android and it's huge success. Apple is just 1 company who made a (slightly more secure) product, but when it comes to Android and Google, Google has many companies working on Android. Samsung/HTC/Motorola/Sony, Apple may have had the best innovator as it's CEO, but Jobs is just 1 person competing against 5 different companies designing different phones, using different versions of Android.

That's just 1 fact. The next fact is the openness of Android, that's what attracted me to Android. I'm not paying for the OS, I don't have to be locked down in what I can do to my Android, root it, change the ROM, overclock it, etc and that's what's attracting the huge fan base Android has today. The speed at which Android is developing compared to Apple is outstanding, and the awesome devs at work, the folks over at XDA are amazing. Android has iPhone beat hands down right now and probably forever more. Apple might always exist, but Android will always be a few steps ahead. Linux is the future now, people want openness - which brings me onto the next subject of this blog post.

Ed Bott made a blog post this week on ZDNet about the W8 UEFI Secure Boot system, published with the title "Why do Linux fanatics want to make Windows 8 less secure?"

We don't want to make it "less secure", we just want to have the option to disable the feature so us advanced users are able to use Linux.

I hear that Microsoft (and others) are pushing for this to be mandatory, so that it cannot be disabled by the user, and it would be required for OS badging.

THAT is what I personally am against. I think I made it obvious I am a person all about the freedom of information and the freedom of choice and more so when it comes to being able to use Linux. I've loved Windows for many years (even if I refuse to leave XP) and MS are going in a way I don't like. I only speak for me but I think we all would be fine if we are just given the choice of weather we want this feature on/off. Yes the OS is more secure with it on, but I don't go about getting myself infected and thus I don't need the feature to be on and that lets me use Linux - yay a bonus, we all love bonuses right? The powers of Linux devs are incredible, I don't fully understand why some people want this option forced upon us and not being able to switch it off, but hey whatever.

1 comment:

  1. Android did steal all the intellectual property of iOS. Apple demoed their operating system to Google when working collaboratively on it and two months after Apple releases iPhone with iOS technology, Google refuses to support content anymore and a year later they release Android which has almost eidetic comparatives to iPhone OS which is now iOS.