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That would suck.
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apple is sweeet............fast comps and sweet phones.
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I saw that AT&T was interested in this acquisition, but I wonder if any other major cable service providers are going to place a bid on this. It seems like it would reduce a lot of competition that regular TV service providers are facing as well as boosting their sales quite a bit.
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Google: Open Source
Apple: Closed Source
MS: Closed Source..ish

I'd hate to see Hulu get torn down by a company "making it their own", so to speak. There's a reason I pick pure Android phones, and why my laptops run Ubuntu. I don't like to be constricted by proprietary anything.

I love Hulu Plus, and I use it instead of TV during regular seasons. Plus, having access to copious amounts of shows that aren't even on the air anymore is fantastic. Japanese movies that I'd never see in the U.S., etc.

I'd like to see the same company own both Netflix and Hulu, though.
post #45 of 46
Yes, lets have Apple buy Hulu so they can slap an Apple logo on it and charge a 2000$ premium.


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Google: Open Source
Apple: Closed Source
MS: Closed Source..ish
Well, Apple's kernel is entirely open source if I'm not mistaken. Which makes me wonder why nobody has actually made an OSX clone for PC yet as opposed to..you know...the other route Plus, Microsoft contributes to Linux and actually has released an experimental OS as open source.
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Well, Apple's kernel is entirely open source if I'm not mistaken. Which makes me wonder why nobody has actually made an OSX clone for PC yet as opposed to..you know...the other route Plus, Microsoft contributes to Linux and actually has released an experimental OS as open source.
OSX is open source (I forget which exact license however since there are many different types of open source licenses). However, Apple's EULA restricts it to only be installed on Apple approved hardware, Macs. Other companies have made Mac and Hackintosh clones many times, but Apple sued them into bankruptcy.
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