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rbz5416
2010-01-15, 03:09
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A legal representative of satellite navigation manufacturer TomTom, today confirmed the company's intention to issue legal proceeding against Logitech for breach of patent in relation to it's Squeezebox range of products.

"TomTom has developed a long line of products over the last few years where the software has been an in-house joke at the customers expense. We have further developed the joke by "enhancing" the software with regular updates providing features no-one wants at the expense of breaking features that used to work. We then came up with the cunning ploy of completely ignoring these bugs in favour of writing completely new versions of software to support new hardware products. New customers are so much nicer than existing ones, especially in da yoof market.

It has come to our attention that Logitech appear to be shamelessly copying this business model with their Squeezebox range of products. We have put enormous resources into treating our customers like something smelly on the bottom of our shoes & simply won't allow this concept to be stolen from under our noses without a fight..."

kesey
2010-01-15, 09:01
A highly placed source in Logitech who at present wishes to remain anonymous says that Logitech strongly refutes these scurrilous allegations, and will vigorously contest them in every court in which lawyers can be purchased. (A journalist at "The Times" notes that this leaves them great opportunity for litigation).

"Logitech is and has always been the market leader in this approach to product development. We find it leads to thorough exercising of the company when there is a wide interest in finding bugs. The opportunity this provides for the squashing by one means or another of las cucharachas keeps the company vibrant and youthful. In the very long run, better products ensue - fewer in number certainly, but cucharaca free. In fact, we are very proud to be able to say that we have never ever shipped one of our products con cucharaca - our motto (hitherto secret) is "sin cucharaca"."

SilverRS8
2010-01-15, 09:36
Probably 1/3 of the posts seem to be to critise Logitech on bug fixes. If you look at the postponed Touch release one can only conclude that they have learned their lesson and will not let history repeat itself like what happened in the past.

If you look at the various forum posts there are positive developements going on regarding the strategy of Logitech for their squeezebox product range.

How funny your post may be I believe Logitech has already gotten the picture. So can we please stop with all the negative sentiment and start having some positive attitude?

Frank

ajkidle
2010-01-15, 10:56
Probably 1/3 of the posts seem to be to critise So can we please stop with all the negative sentiment and start having some positive attitude?

Frank


Amen.

jtf
2010-01-15, 11:24
Sarcasm aside - that is dead on for TomTom. I had my Garmin Nuvi stolen and went to TomTom for a replacment. I now wish for the good old days of using Garmin's crappy software and update procedures.

kesey
2010-01-15, 11:32
I now wish for the good old days of using Garmin's crappy software and update procedures. Garmin's GPS 76 was and still is the job, for a handy bit of marine navigation backup and a whole lot more.

I'm all for a bit of healthy slagging, but if it offends some of our devoted and patently more clear sighted brethren, I heartily apologise. 3 hail marys and 5 times around the garden in chains should absolve the offense?

socistep
2010-01-15, 11:34
Amen.

Some people love to complain, I've had a few issues with my SB players but they pale into insignificance compared to the positive experience from my music set-up

Keep up the good work Logitech

maggior
2010-01-15, 12:18
I'm all for a bit of healthy slagging, but if it offends some of our devoted and patently more clear sighted brethren, I heartily apologise. 3 hail marys and 5 times around the garden in chains should absolve the offense?

Throw in a few "our father's" and "glory be's" and offer up a few pints of Guiness "fer the lads" and I'd say you will have atoned your sins. :-).

I have to admit I got a chuckle from your post and the original one. The fact that you are from Ireland made the penance reference even funnier :-) (my grandparents came to the US from Ireland through Ellis Island).

However, I'm sure some guys are Logitech are probably a bit sensitive at the moment and would take offense. The developers that participate here in these forums are the good guys are honestly trying to do right by the proudct.

sherington
2010-01-17, 03:27
Some people love to complain, I've had a few issues with my SB players but they pale into insignificance compared to the positive experience from my music set-up

Keep up the good work Logitech

I agree - had loads of software issues with Vista & W7 which I have not yet solved but since I can always use my other XP machine, they are not yet a real issue. Over the years, the whole Squeezebox experience has been totally "lifechanging" - music everywhere for the price of one, now quite ancient, SB2 box, plus of course, Softsqueeze. The other really brilliant innovation is Rockbox - transformed the various iPods in the household - which, together with Squeezebox means that iTunes is relegated to where it should be (the recycle bin) and straight folders and files drive everything - MP3, Flac etc etc etc etc!!!

Rock on Logitech ...

amey01
2010-01-17, 04:09
Amen.

......and there is more to be positive about in the Squeezebox line than other computer products. Let's look at the positive......we've got great open source software and support of older products. Planned obsolesence does not exist. There's a lot to feel good about!

dsdreamer
2010-01-17, 09:58
I agree with the positives mentioned above and would add that the current nightlies of SBS are looking very good, which is an encouraging sign for the future.

I am running 7.4.2 from the nighlies on one server and 7.5 on another. The former is as robust and functional as I could possibly desire and the most recommendable version out today, while 7.5 is working very well for me too.

My feeling is that the Touch will be an excellent product, and will not be undermined by software that supports it.

Blisteringblue
2010-01-22, 04:29
Sarcasm aside - that is dead on for TomTom. I had my Garmin Nuvi stolen and went to TomTom for a replacment. I now wish for the good old days of using Garmin's crappy software and update procedures.

Very true, I had a perfectly good version of Tom Tom 6 on my HTC Kaiser which would not run on my new HTC TP2 as it is VGA. Tom Tom have literally dropped the PDA market due to piracy, so I'm left with no alternative but to use dubious means myself to use software I had already paid for.