Wait, remind me why Outlook is bad. It's an incredibly slick product and hasn't caused me any real problems. Or do people just like to whine and enjoy complaining?
If by slick you mean only superficially suitable for the one intended intended use it has, then yes; Outlook is really slick.
Instead of concentrating as much money as possible into 1% of the population, the same money could be in use by a much much larger middle class.
That's also where you will find the ones to pay for socialism. The poor can not pay for the aid they receive because they are poor. The rich avoid paying anywhere near a decent amount compared to their income or assets, even if it means moving to a different country. So the middle class is what supports a socialist system. And if you look at the countries with the happiest populations, you'll notice they have the largest proportion of middle class, and are welfare-states.
Socialism isn't a big on/off switch, it's a sliding scale of attempting to rectify the injustice of the powerful (rich) exploiting the powerless (poor).
at most, Apple is now in the same position, not worse.
Except the part where the app store will not allow java.. where is the app store for windows again?
(and yes, you can release apps outside the app store. For as long as they will allow it. Good luck convincing people to install when the app store becomes the only place people look for software for macs)
And since this is
Available from a ubuntu/debian/etc repository near you.
However, It is a real thing, and from what I understand is debilitating, humiliating
Oh please. It's only humiliating if she think's being aroused humiliates her. Whose fault is that? And if it's all she can think about to the point of being debilitating, perhaps she should change jobs to something that involves sex or sextoys and get filthy rich. It's not a problem unless she wants it to be.
Real Programmers don't eat quiche. They eat Twinkies and Szechwan food.