Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
In article <email@example.com>, Mayayana<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> | X does mean 10 in roman numerals and it;s still basically the same sort of
> unix under the hood so no real reason to change the name for the sake of it.
> | MS jumerd from 8.1 to W10 and they charged for the update unlike Apple
> who made it free and since then all system upgrades/updates have been free.
> I wouldn't brag too much about free Mac updates.
you wouldn't brag about anything apple.
> They charge through the nose for the hardware and
> trap you in their shopping mall.
> Then they break hardware
> and force you to buy new, overpriced gear that can only
> be had from cooperating manufacturers.
> That's kind of
> like getting a free oil change from Nissan for my pickup
> but being forced to buy only their brand of muffler,
> for $400 instead of $60.
some automakers do exactly that.
> Apple's not sitting on $3/4 trillion offshore because
> they're generous with their product.
apple isn't the only company with offshore money and also keep in mind
that more than half of apple's revenue is from *outside* the usa.
> In general MS haven't charged for Win10.
microsoft offered win10 for free for one year, which has long expired.
win10 currently is *not* free.
> People have
> had to block Microsoft trying to impose it. Most of the
> talk in the Win10 group for the first few months was
> "How do I stop this thing. It's trying to convert my
> Windows 7." These days it's more about forced updates
> that break things.
microsoft was pushing (no surprise there), but it wasn't that hard to
say no (with one exception, which they admit they screwed up).
> MS want everyone to be on their services. MS takes
> a cut of 30% on sales of Metro apps and they're trying
> to sell various services through Win10. The *hope* is
> that they'll make a lot more money and won't need to
> sell Windows itself. Though OEMs and corporate will
> still pay.
> In fact, it seems clear that Microsoft have been inspired
> by Apple. Apple makes over $1B/year just through iTunes.
> That's not windows people.
actually it is windows people.
itunes is one of the most popular apps on windows and more than half of
iphone owners are windows users.
> That's Mac prisoners buying
> that stuff.
nobody is a prisoner.
> Microsoft sees the money Apple's making and
> they want in. But Microsoft have never been good at making
> products that people want. Only software. So their phones
> and tablets are kaput
that part is true.
> and their services make little
> sense on computers. (Even Apple is having to accept
> that. People don't shop and diddle so much on computers.
> They mostly work. So Apple is now coming out with a
> system to make their phone/tablet "apps" compatible
> with MacOS so that they can at least pretend to have
> a viable app market on computers.)
that part is not.
rest of your idiocy snipped.