12 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008
the 800 lb gorilla here that neither the article nor the commentators have the balls to acknowledge is Apple and its resurgent Mac platform, with OS X the absolute, undisputed, best PC operating system available. More people are lining up to buy Macs than ever, Apple remains one of the few _profitable_ PC manufacturers, and IT (at least outside of the US) is beginning to embrace OS X with increasing earnestness.
MS may try to copy more and more of OS X (Win 7 certainly shows they're trying very hard indeed) but there's really no hope for them ever to come close.
Bye-bye, MS, keep Balmer around for ever!
Palm should just fold up shop and give the money back to the shareholders--oh, wait, there's nothing left to fold up, and there are hardly any shareholders any more. Sad, really, but this is a company which has been imploding for a decade.
And I still actually _like_ using my Zire! Can't wait for Palm to go away, though, just can't wait.
Paris, because even she could put out a better handset than Palm...
@ Seanie Ryan
You, sir, are in grave danger of making too much sense! ^_^ But really, good post and well said. Now, just watch out for Webster Phreaky stalking you...
Paris, because, well... stalking... and... such.
Dumb, just dumb all round...
MS was dumb for wanting to buy Yahoo! for 40 BILLION dollars instead of building their own search engine--seriously, $40 BILLION couldn't build one world-class search engine?
And now Yahoo! is dumb for even suggesting that a deal would have been a good idea... Dumb, dumb, and desperately dumb.
Both those companies should fall to dust--and I say this as someone who actually maintains three Yahoo! mail accounts.
Paris, because for $40 billion _she_ could build a better search engine...
I'm pretty much an Apple phanboi and don't mind admitting it (no 12 step program needed at all) but I must say, I'm disappointed at the removal of FW 400 on the Al Macbook, and leaving only FW 800 on the MBP. It's an incredibly useful technology that Apple actually owns. Target Disk Mode alone is a great, great feature that is a shame to lose.
On price alone, the Macbooks are still a very solid value (including much highly useful software and a rock-solid operating system), but FW 400 on all of them would make them just about perfect.
Paris, because she's a solid rocker, too...
@Anonymous Coward, Wndows 7
Windows 7 will be "version 7 of Windows" only if you discount everything other than the NT lineage. To wit: Windows NT 4, then XP (5), then Vista (6), then--drum roll--Windows 7. IF, however, you count _actual versions of Windows_, we've got 1, 2, 3, 3.1, for Workgroups 3.11, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista--where do fit "7" in there, errrm, or do you, errrmmm?
Wintard much? Sure you do.
Always Paris, because at least she can count past 7.
As usual, post an article the identifies Microsoft as indebted to Apple, or one that has an accurate historical perspective, and the knee-jerk reactionaries come out in force to bash, bash, bash. I'm surprised Webster isn't here yet.
No, of course codenames aren't universally exclusive. That's not the point. The point is, though, that both "Pink" and "Taligent" _are_ widely known by those who have been using computers for a bit longer than a year as projects associated with Apple. Microsoft can call their projects what they will; given that this is a Zune project, they probably should have named it "Brown." But their next Windows rev, I'm sure, will be codenamed either Jaguar or Panther... They've already got a "Windows 7" on the way which, to remind you all, is decidedly reminiscent of another great Apple project, System 7 for--you can guess--the Mac.
Yes, Apple fanboi and proud of it.
Paris, because even she knows to give credit where credit's due.
@ Chris Shewchuk
No need to agree with a rabid, pestilence-spreading troll to see that a design flaw is a design flaw. And that's precisely what this is--indeed, even a slightly embarrassing one. That being said, the issue now is when it will be patched--not if, because such a flaw cannot go unpatched. If a year goes by, Apple will deserve strong criticism; if a week goes by, less so.
Paris, because she knows about avoiding rabid, pestilence-spreading trolls.
@ Frank Gerlach
In the Soviet Union, Wikipedia writes _you_.
Had to be said.
Mine's the one with the Wiki version of the _Life of Stalin_ (three pages long, has him being born in Brighton, schooled at Cambridge) in the pocket...
Telling someone on a tech site message board to "grow up"--that's got to be... a guaranteed successful suggestion! Funny, funny, funny--about as funny as the idea that a Dell running Vista is a solid computing choice!
Priceless--keep it up, I _implore_ you!
Paris, because she appreciates things that "grow up," too.
Webster Phreaky? Where are you, old son, we miss you and we're worried about you...
For the rest of you--seriously, you're surprised software BSODs on Vista? Give me a break.
iTunes 8 installed with no problems on my rock-solid Macbook Pro, OSX 10.5.4.
Try a real computer instead of a Dell or HP, see what computing can be.
Paris, because even she knows enough not to use Vista.
Ah, _there's_ Webster!
Great to see you in top form, old boy, the place needs your rational invective...
And for the rest of you, here too--it's a music player, and it does a very good job of it. There _are_ other choices, which you are welcome to use.
Please do look into how that works if it seems a bit difficult for you. Even Windows users should be able to figure it out.
Paris, because even she understands the process of choice.
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