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Last week we asked readers to tell us what they’d do if OS X stopped allowing non-app-store programs If OS X Stops Allowing Non-App-Store Programs, What Will You Do? [MakeUseOf Poll] If OS X Stops Allowing Non-App-Store Programs, What Will You Do? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . Out of those readers affected, Most are going to head to Linux and won’t look back at Apple.

We tallied 452 votes divided like this: 30% voters would jump to Linux; 30% don’t use OS X and therefore wouldn’t be affected; 20% would migrate to Windows; 13% would stick with OS X regardless; and 8% would find a way to jailbreak OS X.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


With only 13% people willing to stick with an un-jailbroken OS X if they only allow app-store programs, we’re hoping Apple never does this to its users.

This week’s poll question is: Do You Hate It When Your friends Use Smartphones When You Hang Out?

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James is keen to know whether smartphones use in public annoys you. When you’re out with your friends, does it annoy you when they pull out their phone to check in to the venue or to Tweet? Do they give the internet a running commentary of the jokes made? Do they Google stuff to find details no-one could remember in real life? Do they search for nearby restaurants and gigs worth visiting? Do they invite more friends? Do you find this annoying or useful? Does it interrupt your conversation or does it enhance it?

How do your friends use smartphones when you’re out? Do they find interesting places to go? Invite more people? Or just share the entire encounter with the internet? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Aibek
    March 8, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Usually, I don't mind if it takes a couple of minutes but when someone starts SMSing with his GF it becomes rather annoying.

  2. Kevin
    March 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I'm with Mr. Rodrigues on this one. It annoys me to no end for someone to spend their
    time chatting on the phone or doing something on their smartphone when they supposed to be talking with me. But then again, I date myself by being a cranky old fart.

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 8, 2011 at 5:20 am

      I agree too - but I usually forgive them if they were called unexpectedly (or for something important) and they were quick about it. :)

  3. Kevin
    March 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I'm with Mr. Rodrigues on this one. It annoys me to no end for someone to spend their
    time chatting on the phone or doing something on their smartphone when they supposed to be talking with me. But then again, I date myself by being a cranky old fart.

  4. Kevin Rodrigues
    March 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I find it more annoying when friends are supposed to hang out with you but end up constantly chatting on their phones. It is kind of insulting to the person who is actually physically present.

    As someone has said, it is easy to ignore a person next to you but it is difficult to ignore a ringing phone.

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 8, 2011 at 5:18 am

      Too true. People should learn about this "silent" feature phones have these days. Then they won't get interrupted. :)

  5. Kevin Rodrigues
    March 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I find it more annoying when friends are supposed to hang out with you but end up constantly chatting on their phones. It is kind of insulting to the person who is actually physically present.

    As someone has said, it is easy to ignore a person next to you but it is difficult to ignore a ringing phone.

  6. Lux_in_tenebras
    March 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Is this poll just for young single people? I'm too old to 'hang out' with friends and I have been since I was in my mid twenties (not that smartphones existed then!)...

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

      The phrasing wasn't meant to make it exclusive, sorry. Feel free to include dinner parties, coffee, parties, BBQs and other general social events as "hanging out". :)

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