Goodbye, Steve Jobs

I just read about Steve Job’s death and thought it was some kind of prank related to the iPhone 4S. But since Apple’s official site has it on their main page

I was never an Apple fan, or rather, I’ve been an Apple hater for as long as I can remember. Nevertheless the news came as a shock, even a guy who’s probably one of the richest in the world cannot prevent death at such a young age.

Steve Jobs, I didn’t really like your products and I hate your company, but you’ve inspired lots of good things in the tiny world of computers and geeky gadgets. Rest in peace.

  1. chris’s avatar

    There wont be any iPhone 6…

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  2. Sandeshnep’s avatar

    Steve jobs brought a great revolution in mobile phones, tablets, portable electronics on general….. I respect his works. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs…

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  3. Ah-Chai’s avatar

    Good-bye and thanks for sorta changing the technology world…

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  4. Guardian’s avatar

    Hey Wololo, may I ask why do you hate apple so bad? I have read posts before this one stating that God knows you hate apple, I am not apple fan or anything I just want to know. Rest in Peace Mr. Jobs

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      In 2001, Apple popularized DRMs in digital music, and that was the first step of locking customers into a system were everybody loses except them.

      It pisses me of that 10 years ago everybody called Microsoft”evil”, and now everybody calls a company that does far worse “visionary”.

      My opinion on locked devices, I believe, is pretty clear.

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      1. Guardian’s avatar

        Yeah you are right! I kind of feel stupid for asking that, but I completely forgot about the DRM issue from apple, anyhow, I understood your comment in the way you wanted to, you express hate for the company, yet respect for the man who died. Call me bad or evil, but we don’t have to give a break to Mr. Jobs, he is already taking a long one.

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  5. Pro’s avatar

    oh man comeon wololo u can post everything except that coldbird has left the scene cant you ??

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  6. w7y7a7t7t’s avatar

    i’m not trying to sound stuck up, but a great man just died, i’m not saying i’m an apple fan boy, but he did and inspired a lot great things… and even if he didn’t you should show a little more respect for the deceased then just listing things you don’t like about him, followed by a single somewhat nice thing.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I don’t feel I said anything mean. Steve Jobs’ death was a real shock to me, and to my big surprise, saddens me far more than any personality’s death so far. The fact that I didn’t like the guy, the company, or their product, and still blog about it should actually be understood as a mark of respect, apologies if that’s not how you understood it.

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  7. Joe’s avatar

    Thank you for being honest wololo. I don’t care for apple either.

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  8. DBZo07’s avatar

    Apple only cares about the money
    These childish complaints, however, affect only those of us who can afford to drop $299 on a 32-gigabyte iPhone or $1,799 on a MacBook Pro. Though not for entirely noble reasons, Microsoft at least attempts to engage the third world and developing nations by offering Windows at steep discounts and participating in programs like One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and Intel’s Classmate PC project.

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  9. kodex’s avatar

    I also expected more than this from you wololo. As much as i also hate apple products, i would not mind stating it in public, but addressing him directly like that and saying mean things(give him a break, he’s dead) seems like you either got very personal issues with him or that you’re losing it to your infantile side. i suggest you take out the name in the last paragraph and leave the rest. i hope i don’t sound offensive.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      My goal was not to sound offensive to Steve Job’s memory. I respect what the guy has accomplished, and my “hate” comments are about the company he created and their products, not about him.

      My words weren’t chosen carefully, my post should be understood as “Although I couldn’t care less about Apple, Steve Job’s death is a terrible piece of news to me”

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    2. Guardian’s avatar

      Clearly we don’t have to give him a break, he is already taking a long one.

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  10. hitman’s avatar

    Apple has made beautiful devices..No point in hating them and such a nice man. RIP steve.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Apple has created a dangerous ecosystem where they digitally control you and your freedom. In my book that’s a reason good enough to hate them. Maybe we don’t have the same philosophy of life so let’s leave this one at that.

      Also, publicly available information about Steve Jobs clearly doesn’t picture him as a nice man, so unless you know him personally I’d call bullshit on this one.

      Which again, is unrelated to the sad death, at a too young age, of this marketing genius.

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    1. nunks500’s avatar

      BTW,

      “In 2001, Apple popularized DRMs in digital music, and that was the first step of locking customers into a system were everybody loses except them.

      It pisses me of that 10 years ago everybody called Microsoft”evil”, and now everybody calls a company that does far worse “visionary”.

      My opinion on locked devices, I believe, is pretty clear.

      Fucking well said, although i wish Steve Jobs rests in peace

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  11. shortboy’s avatar

    I hold the same sentiments as you. Although I did enjoy the early macs with Number Muncher, Oregon Trail, and Glider, I never really liked the OS. Call me ignorant, but the lack of a right-click has always pissed me off xD. Along with the lack of customization. I like to actually delve into the system and mess around with registries.

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    1. shortboy’s avatar

      But like others, you can’t help but feel sad that someone as revolutionary as Steve Jobs is gone. He practically changed the face of technology and how other companies approach. He’s pretty much the Miyamoto of operating systems. Not everyone loves it, but still respects the advances made.

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    2. james1552’s avatar

      Well there you go, you are pretty ignorant. Mac has HAD right click… again, just goes to show, haters be hating cuz they ain’t it. Really have you even used a recent Mac Computer???

      Even PC manufactures are getting rid of right click buttons and making them click pads as well, and adding the two finger click, which is MUCH more useful.

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  12. cscash241’s avatar

    RIP thanks for the ipt

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  13. DCCN’s avatar

    call me heartless idc
    but i think Cold Bird leaving the scene was sadder news than this

    :^/

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  14. osumaniac’s avatar

    Steve Jobs is gone…. BUT Steve Jobs 2 is coming out soon

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    1. Guardian’s avatar

      Yeah that is me because I have no way to end University

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  15. Guardian’s avatar

    seriously people, read the post well, Wololo states he doesn’t like the products and he hates the company (as God well knows), but he never said things like Steve Jobs I Fu***ng hate you or I hope that you burn in hell or anything like that, he is just expressing corporative hate to the company and not to the man behind it.

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  16. PSPUser’s avatar

    Although i never had any of his products or be an apple fan i wish for him to rest in peace.I know many ppl say that they hate apple but…….
    I loved the way he represented his products though.He was funny and pretty damn clear.

    R.I.P Steve Jobs 1955-2011
    Rest in peace

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  17. ken’s avatar

    Your products has serve me well. Proud owner of 2 iMacs and 1 iPod.
    RIP Steve Jobs RIP,

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  18. james1552’s avatar

    Microsoft so never did anything like that *cough* silverlight an netflix so no linux support, windows 8 removing linux dual booting, making companies like samsung pay them for selling android devices, selling people a BETA OS (vista), *cough*

    Vista pushed the drm shit too!

    When people are haters, they tend to forget what their companies they like do.

    People here saying they are Anti-Apple but pro Micro$oft are stupid. You should hate everything then and go ONLY open source. Buy a PC straight from a company (I did and it’s way better than the crap bestbuy sells) put an Open Source OS like Fedora or Ubuntu on it.

    BOTH companies have faults, and for one to like one over the other over a DRM issue is ludicrous, and just pure fanboyism, since Microsoft does the EXACT SAME THING! Aka silverlight, Windows 8 linux controversy, forced usage of IE for certain tasks, etc. the list goes on.

    A man died, so you say what you don’t like about his company and then say RIP? Your message DID come across the wrong way to many people, so address it! Don’t blame the people for “mis reading” it. I respect your right to free expression this is YOUR blog after all, but you can’t contradict yourself in your own replies. Its the same thing as saying “Wololo RIP, I hated HBL, and I can’t stand Wagic, but you had a spark in the PSP freedom movement” it’s bitchy, isn’t it?

    No disrespect, you have your right to your opinion, as do I since you allow the comment thread to exist.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I don’t see many people here pushing a pro microsoft comment, I think you’re reading what you want to read.

      What I said (and others have agreed) is that Microsoft has been called “evil” for years, while Apple has been called “visionary”, but to me they are doing the exact same thing with DRMs, etc. Except Apple is worse because they are being successful at it, in an era where *lots* of people actually depend on digital media. 20 years ago, it was still possible to avoid digital media, and therefore Microsoft was evil, but less successful.

      About going full opensource: trust me when I say I’ve tried, turns out I hate Linux even more because every time I need help, the people who can help are condescending.
      That being said, I don’t think I’m a hypocrite about being anti DRM or pro open source. 99% of the programming work I do on my free time is open source, including Wagic which is the result of 5 years of hard work, the kind of stuff others would close. The only exception to that was the HBL menu, in an attempt to prevent a famous PSP website to steal the credits from the real HBL team. Note that this didn’t contain DRMs either, it was closed source but provided with an open source API for other people to create their menus.

      I am not especially against closed source as long as I (or anybody else) can technically and legally reverse-engineer the stuff I’m interested in. DRMs are designed to prevent reverse engineering, from both a technical and legal point of view, this is what pisses me off.

      My article stands, I don’t feel I have to “address” anything. And yeah, I will blame people for misreading the stuff I write, and yeah, I’ll be bitching about Apple. It also comforts me that many international newspapers, after me, started balancing all their praises “wait, why is everybody so nice all of a sudden with Apple, don’t we remember they are the ones slowly dooming long-term preservation of mankind’s culture?”, which is more or less my point, and which is why I can’t say a nice thing to Steeve Jobs without saying 2 bad things about his company first (otherwise I’ll probably go to hell).

      Bitching about Apple is what I like to do the most, when I’m not bitching about Sony :)

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    2. L-over’s avatar

      There have been a lot of comments over the past couple of weeks lambasting Microsoft for supposedly introducing an element into Windows 8 which is said to prevent users from dual or multi booting different operating systems, and Linux in particular. It is astounding how these rumors spread, largely based on ignorance and misinformation. The truth of the matter is, this issue is being overly dramatized and has very little to do with Microsoft or Windows 8.

      The controversy is actually being fueled by the Secure Boot feature of UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) – the PC firmware which is set to replace the outdated BIOS systems in newer PC’s. If Secure Boot is enabled in UEFI, only those operating systems with a Trusted Certificate are allowed to start up, and the original certificate will generally be loaded into UEFI by the PC manufacturer. The idea being to prevent viruses and other malware from executing in a pre-OS environment.

      This is where Windows 8 comes into the picture; Microsoft’s licensing program for the Windows 8 logo requires that all PCs must incorporate UEFI with Secure Boot enabled by default – and obviously with a Windows 8 key installed. Note: Microsoft are insisting that Secure Boot be enabled only, not locked. So, if anyone wishes to setup a dual or multi boot system, all they need do is turn Secure Boot off, or load new keys into the UEFI.

      Of course, manufacturers could, theoretically, choose to lock down Secure Boot themselves and so preclude their devices from running any operating system other than Windows 8, but I seriously doubt that is ever likely to actually happen. What manufacturer in their right mind is going to initiate a policy which will almost certainly see prospective customers scurrying to its competitors?

      For the moment anyway, this should be viewed as an extreme overreaction and of little concern to users. That is obviously subject to change if all the major manufacturers begin releasing PCs locked into Windows 8 only, but there is absolutely no indication that will be the case and common sense dictates it is indeed a most unlikely scenario.

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    3. Guardian’s avatar

      Can I ask you a quick question? I read your comment and I saw you bought a pc straight from a company, so I have to ask. How do I buy from a company? is it through the internet? How do I get ubuntu instead of windows?

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  19. akLoco’s avatar

    Could not have said it better!

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  20. cabbrick1243’s avatar

    Wololo,
    This is much more important than Steve’s Death.
    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of C and the co-creator of UNIX died recently.
    It irks me that this was covered by the countless stories of Job’s death.

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