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According to AP descriptions of the book, Jobs was apparently so angry with Google over its Android operating system that no financial settlement would do. He just wanted it gone.

"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," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
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Is that the face of evil, idk. But this new insight of him sure does make him look like it.

Edit: added cnet and techcrunch source.
Edited by Oupavoc - 10/21/11 at 10:14am
    
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Is that the face of evil, idk. But this new insight of him sure does make him look like it.
Lol, why would that make him look evil? There's something quite wrong with your judgement of good and evil
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..Sounds about right. He wasn't a nice man.
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Ahh well, I just feel bad for the people who use Apple's iOS which is for the wealthy, and Android, which as all open source things do, they slowly become closed. I personally will purchase a Windows Phone handset if I had a choice, or when I have the choice because of the beautiful functionality, all the features, too many to list. Also, it's already at its point. You get what you see.
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So maybe Jobs was the source of the all the lawsuits...I was wonder how many of them were his idea or ideas from other Apple execs or leagal department staff.

So maybe Apple will settle down now in this area?
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LOL the face of evil because he disliked a competitors operating system. Just think how he feels. He releases ios then 10 months later he sees android come out which is fairly similar to ios, doesn't really make him evil to want to see it gone.
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More reasons not to mourn his passing. Evil man. Shrewd business man, but not anybody I would ever look up to.
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he was ready to wipe out a company because he doesnt like android it doesnt make sense. to me that seem a bit evit. Its like someone saying i dont like this country there to liberal and destroyed it or i dont like this guy his to rich and kills him
    
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LOL the face of evil because he disliked a competitors operating system. Just think how he feels. He releases ios then 10 months later he sees android come out which is fairly similar to ios, doesn't really make him evil to want to see it gone.
I would imagine he felt a lot like Xerox....
    
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LOL the face of evil because he disliked a competitors operating system. Just think how he feels. He releases ios then 10 months later he sees android come out which is fairly similar to ios, doesn't really make him evil to want to see it gone.
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Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005.
Just saying.
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