Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
On 12/21/2017 12:12 PM, nospam wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>, Mayayana
>> | 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.
> absolutely false.
>> Then they break hardware
>> and force you to buy new, overpriced gear that can only
>> be had from cooperating manufacturers.
> absolutely false.
>> 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.
Then explain why apps purchased through the Apple store, disappear from
my iPhone with a quick message that they are not longer sold by Apple. I
should have a choice, not to upgrade, if it's an app I want to use.