I use iTunes at work to streak media from my server, primarily music. If anyone has iTunes, you may have noticed last week that Apple software update is now trying to force you to install Safari (Apple’s proprietary browser). I also read last week about Apple’s release of their iPhone SDK (software development kit) and Apple’s rules you can and can not make with their kit. In other words, they are legislating the software that companies are creating for their phone. By doing this, they are getting 3rd party software that only they approve, and use the talents of 3rd party companies and technogeeks to work for them without paying them.
Didn’t Microsoft do this years ago with Windows and preinstalling software on it and get SUED for antitrust violations? What gives Apple the nerve to try to do the same?
Now that Netscape is extinct because of Microsoft, Apple is pushing down the same lines Microsoft did years ago. Will this affect Mozilla Firefox (my browser of choice)? Mozilla took over 30% of market share of browsers the old fashion way…a quality, superior product and word of mouth.
As of this summer, Bill Gates will remove himself from Microsoft to focus on his foundation. This leaves only one devil left. Maybe Steve Jobs should start a charity in Botswana and go live there. Here’s to John Lilly and may his company thrive.
Happy Easter everyone.