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Comment by JAMMAN2110, on 19-Nov-2006 21:05
So are you just complaining about the cases that PCs have or?
Comment by juha, on 20-Nov-2006 08:11
Heh. What's the difference between "a PC" and "an Apple Mac"?
Uhmm... none? ZOMFG! They use the same hardware!
You can get PC mini-PCs too, you know. Other than that, good one-eyed troll.
Comment by portege, on 20-Nov-2006 09:56
I am about to ditch my world of Windows PC and buy a MacBook within the next week - I have never used a Mac before
Comment by bradstewart, on 20-Nov-2006 14:33
The reason Mac doesn't have to support legacy applications is because its irrelevant and nobody uses them. Trust me having less than 2% market does not count towards anything. Mac occupy a niche market period.
And really why would you want to pay all that extra money for a pretty box which you don't spend all day looking looking at anyway. Unless of course you are a Mac user. They need to console themselves somehow... "hey at least it has a pretty box" cos they don;t have anything else going for them.
Mac used to be able to claim they were different, but now.. just a glorified PC, how on earth do you justify the huge price differential? Oh thats right... pretty box. How lame.
Comment by juha, on 20-Nov-2006 14:42
I can't afford Macs.... with the US pricing I probably could, but not with the high NZ one. Want a Mac Pro, but the 2.5GHz model is $6,799.00
Comment by portege, on 20-Nov-2006 15:21
The MacBook is only $2500 at education prices - it has Duo Core 2 - 2GHz, 4MB cache, 1G RAM, and 80G hard drive. Good value - the SZ 32 has only a 1.66 Core 2 chip with 2MB chache, 512MB ram and 80GB harddrive
Comment by freitasm, on 20-Nov-2006 16:54
AFAIK Windows supports the hardware. If the manufacturers don't use the hardware, how is this Microsoft's fault?
As for supporting legacy applications, if Microsoft stops supporting applications from one point release to another, like Apple does from 10.2 to 10.3 and 10.4 the world would come complaining on slashfud about how greedy the company is. Coming from Apple this is ok, and "progressive".
Simply use the best tool for your needs. If you like Apple Mac OS, don't try to force the others to like it like you do. As simple as that.
Comment by alasta, on 20-Nov-2006 16:55
Personally, I would rather use a Mac because I find that the OS has a more polished and intuitive user interface, and I feel that the applications integrate much better. Unfortunately I'm not prepared to pay a massive premium for these benefits, so I tend to use my Windows PC these days rather than forking out big money to replace my aging iBook.
Comment by freitasm, on 20-Nov-2006 20:48
I still don't see how this relates to "innovation". Your previous rant was about enabling new hardware. As I said, why is Microsoft's fault if manufacturers don't put new hardware in their machines? For Apple is much easier, being it a closed system.
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