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Post by racer12306 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:03 pm

Those of you with an Ipod or other Apple product probably know about this but I thought it was pretty hilarious and others should know.

This was in an email that I received from Apple, I think it was a newsletter type email.
Apple e-mail wrote:It's time to get a Mac. If you're thinking of upgrading to Vista, you'll probably need a new computer. Why not get a Mac? It's simpler, more secure, and way more fun. And it works with the stuff you already have, like printers and cameras. So before you upgrade anything, you owe it to yourself to check out a Mac.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:06 pm

Yea, one of out IT guys here at work was bitching about windows vista.
They said it's perfectlly fine, and a nice OS if you want to buy a new computer with it already running, but don't piss your money away on buying the upgrade... becuase then you have to replace everything else.

Personally, I can't WAIT till OS 10.5 Leopard comes out from apple... *drools*
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Post by heyitsstock » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:11 pm

apple can run windows....... windows cant run apple...


so why not get a mac and if your hell bent with sucko windows load it in... but i assure you that you will be using you tiger/leopard more often once you get used to it
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:15 pm

actually, its a dual operating system thing. it runs both windows and mac os at the same time and comes preloaded with XP and OS10.

its pretty damn cool. my mom has one at work. you push three buttons (like the ctrl-alt-delete sequence) and the screens goes in and then flips around to the other system.

when i get around to getting a new computer, in a few years. it will probably be a mac with the dual operating system. the security of a mac and the program selection of a pc. its the best of both worlds.
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Post by glasswars » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:44 pm

Yeah, everyday I want a MAC more and more. :(
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Post by J-Villa » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:14 pm

soon as i get a job...that's one of the first things on my list
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Post by fixitmattman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:18 pm

If they made the programs I need to run for Mac I'd own one by now.
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:22 pm

but they do.

all you need is the dual operating system mac. and then your set, it has XP and OS X on the same computer.

now you can go buy one, thank me later :lol:
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:19 am

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Post by bige1030 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:45 am

I hate what Apple, Inc. stands for. They have been all about monopoly and infringing other people's trademarks ever since the beginning.

The Beatles' record label was called Apple before Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) was ever in existence. The Beatles and Apple, Inc. have been fighting each other on trademark issues ever since the beginning.

This pattern of trademark infringement isn't just with Apple Records, either. Just recently, Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for infringing upon their *registered* trademark "iPhone". This trademark was registered a few years before the iPod came out, so the whole "i" thing shouldn't even be an issue here. Also, Cisco Systems owns the trademark due to it acquiring the company that registered it.

Now what would Apple do if someone started ripping off the iPod name? Hmmm...I've heard that they actually aggressively enforce their trademarks.

Also, if you're buying a computer, you can get more computing power for your money if you buy a PC rather than a Mac. And who says you have to run Windows if you buy a PC? There's always Linux and the other Unix variants out there - so the Vista vs. Mac comparison falls flat there.

As for the new Intel-based Macs being able to run OS X and Windows, while a PC can only run Windows and not OS X, it's simply due to Apple's anti-competitive and monopolistic approach to hardware. Apple can develop Windows drivers for its hardware (since Microsoft is pretty open about hardware working under Windows), but can PC hardware manufacturers write OS X drivers for their hardware? Fat chance in hell...at least at this point. Until Apple opens up, this is quite monopolistic of Apple, and quite contemptible to say the least.

While I respect that Apple, Inc. is quite innovative and creative in its approach to technology, I do think it reprehensible that Steve Jobs thinks he's above the law.

I also think that Apple is more about monopoly than anyone in the PC world, even Microsoft. After all, if you want to build a PC desktop from parts, you find all sorts of options and competition from hardware developers when you go shopping for these parts. However, if you want to build a Mac from parts...fat chance! Sure, Apple has gotten better about that by using USB and standard memory and stuff...but you still can't buy a case and a motherboard to build a Mac from anyone but Apple.
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Post by CrashTeam » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:31 am

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Post by hansken_yo » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:35 am

Yeah I'm with bige1030 on the whole can't build a Mac thing and getting more for you money with a pc (because there is competition...)

I'm not saying they don't make a good product... its just not worth the money and headache to me. IMHO

Both computer types have their plusses and minuses equally I think.
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:05 am

[quote="bige1030"]As for the new Intel-based Macs being able to run OS X and Windows, while a PC can only run Windows and not OS X, it's simply due to Apple's anti-competitive and monopolistic approach to hardware. Apple can develop Windows drivers for its hardware (since Microsoft is pretty open about hardware working under Windows), but can PC hardware manufacturers write OS X drivers for their hardware? Fat chance in hell...at least at this point. Until Apple opens up, this is quite monopolistic of Apple, and quite contemptible to say the least./quote]

While I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with the whole "apple monoply" thing...
But you CAN run OS X on windows. You can independitly boot each system, but you can run Mac in a windows through the use of PearPC. (I think that's the app... not 100% sure on it.)

And bootcamp wasn't necessarly developed BY apple. Apple made a contest for a bunch of developers to create a launch system to install Windows XP on. The creator of BootCamp won, got a hefty prize, and apple has taken it from there.

Just a few little notes. ;)
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Post by bige1030 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:52 pm

Wow...that's cool. I stand corrected :)
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Post by grambo » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:03 pm

fixitmattman wrote:If they made the programs I need to run for Mac I'd own one by now.

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Post by racer12306 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:11 pm

racer12306 wrote:but they do.

all you need is the dual operating system mac. and then your set, it has XP and OS X on the same computer.

now you can go buy one, thank me later :lol:
^^^ but they do
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:13 pm

give up, some people don't listen. :D

that's why i state the facts, then stop there.
some windows users are just lost. :P
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Post by fixitmattman » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:27 pm

racer12306 wrote:but they do.

all you need is the dual operating system mac. and then your set, it has XP and OS X on the same computer.

now you can go buy one, thank me later :lol:
Now I've got 2 OS's and I'd only really be using the one.

Not only that, but that's way too much crap for me to screw up :(
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