Interview With GNOME 3 Designer Jon McCann
No, you're quite correct. GNOME 1.x was a pile of bugtastic arse. It kindasorta worked, but I'm certainly not dewy-eyed about it.
iPhone Tops Windows Mobile Share; MS Releases iPhone App
The iPhone 3G has a "real" GPS receiver in it. It also has A-GPS, which will attempt to use other things (cell towers, wifi data) to triangulate your position in the absence of satellite visibility.
Apple Files Suit Against Psystar
Apple makes all its money off hardware sales. The entire software infrastructure from OS X on upwards is designed to sell you a Mac.