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Re: Surprising choice
I am writing this on a MacBook Pro; which is my main computer.
I have a HP ML115 running FreeNas, another HP ML115 running Windows 7, and a Dell PowerEdge 2900 which I plan to set up as another FreeNas Server.
A computer is a tool; and I try to use the "right" tool for the job.
Does this make me a Mac owner who is not a fanboy?
Re: Something to hide?
Go on then Schmidt, release your company's internal accounts so you can be taxed fairly.
I don't care about "cool";
what matters to me is "does it work well?".
Re: I'm curious...
It is down to having the OS on an SSD.
MacBook Pro 13"
with i5@ 2.5GHz and an HD 2450
with i3 @ 1.4GHz and as SSD 2743
MacBook Air 11"
with i5 @ 1.6GHz and an SSD 3446
So an SSD in the MacBook Pro would be far quicker.
I hope this helps.
"I still want a full fat laptop with DVD player" I agree; well almost
I want the space for a DVD just so that can remove the DVD and replace it with an SSD. That way I get the speed of a good sized SSD and the storage of a good sized HD for speed. Any DVD content I need I can rip when it on the move; Rip once Copy many.
Re: Given the "drive shortage" and the price hike - how could the not make a hugh profit.
Sorry about the the typo; yes it should have read:
Given the "drive shortage" and the price hike - how could they not make a huge profit.
Given the "drive shortage" and the price hike - how could the not make a hugh profit.
End of story!
Re: How much of that is royalties?
For that kind of cash one could builg a very fast FreeNas box.
Graham Wilson - I totally agree!
if you wanted quality a radio one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a Hi-Fi one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a T.V. one bought Sony,
if you wanted quality a monitor one bought Sony,
Sony products were not cheap, buy it was worth paying the extra for the quality.
I still remember with great fondness my Walkman WM-D6C Pro. A truly great product, it was heavy and ate batteries, and it sounded wonderful.
What did Sony make afterwards?
The Mini-Disc, a potentially very fine format for its day limited by excessive copy protection.
Today I can not think a product category where I would want to buy a Sony product.
Realy realy sad.
This is what we tend to forget
Apple is not a "magic" company, Apple's A4 processor is not significantly better than any other companies' processor, etc.
The significantly above average IT literate readers of The Register know this; but what we forget is that Apple gets the little things right. The "responsive as an iPhone" comment from Anonymous Coward @ 10th June 2010 13:16 GMT is a good example of this.
This is what matters to the 90% of the population, who are technologically illiterate. In the Jim Zemlin article, http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2010/tc2010069_622120.htm , he said
"... Providing a good user experience isn't paramount under the white lights of the data center.
In consumer electronics, it's a different story."
The average reader of The Register can probably jail-break an iPhone if he or she wished to do so, but the bulk of the population does not know what jail-breaking is and probably don't care.
Can't see Western Digital Scorpio Blue 640GB - Really
I bought one from yoyoTech a couple of weeks ago and it is now in my MacBook Pro.
They, yoyoTech, only have one left as I type this but this goes to show that they do exist in the wild.
Price:£100.97 inc VAT
Two letters. Sounds simple enough.
Let us imagine this
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets a letter.
Person A switches to ISP2. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets another letter.
Is this the second letter for Person A?
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets two letters.
Person A switches to ISP2.
Would ISP1 have to tell ISP2 that Person A had been sent two letters?
Person A uses ISP1. Person A downloads "stuff" and gets two letters.
Person A switches to ISP2. A month passes.
Person A switches to ISP1. Do the "two letters" still apply? What about after six months, or a year or two years...
Consumers needed to be educated...
"Mandy also said this morning that consumers needed to be educated about the “value of intellectual property rights” to change public perceptions about downloadable content."
Do the media companies need to be educated about the “value of intellectual property rights"?
Person A downloads a video or piece of music.
How much has the media company lost?
The full price of the retail item or the average retail price or the most discounted retail price or the rental price?
Would person A ever have bought or rented the item?
Surely all the big players are in the doing the same.
From www.hardmac.com "According to one of our sources, Apple is finalizing the future Mac Pro models. They are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU, known as Gulftown, that Intel only demoed a couple of times so far."
I would guess that HP are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I would guess that Dell are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I would guess that IBM are currently testing the last evolution of Xeon CPU.
I created at petition on the number10 site in the hope of ending this.
Link to petition http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/BorderAgency-DNA/
Link to original article http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/09/border-agencys.html that alerted me to this
Link to Reddit post where we can hopefully raise the profile of this issue http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/9t9kr/petition_to_stop_the_border_agencys_dna_testing/
Link to Digg post http://digg.com/general_sciences/Scientists_Decry_Flawed_and_Horrifying_Nationality_Tests
What we know...
is that just because a dialog box appears asking us to download and install software xxxxx, we do not have to say yes.
Most of the people reading the reg will think about what is about to be installed and make a sensible choice. Most people do not read the reg and they would not understand the articles anyway.
Most, if not all, Reg readers know that everything that gets installed will almost in variably slow the PC down.
I was asked to look at PC for my brother's in-law that was taking about an hour to boot. Yes I said AN HOUR. The owner clearly installed everything that had ever been offered. I am still cleaning it up. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
The last paragraph on the first page should have told me I did not need to read further...
...but I did read to the end.
The phrase "Our ratings are based on comparing iPhone-style features..." said it all.
I said very soon to a number of people after I bought my iPhone 2G.
If you want more and better features buy the Nokia N95/N96, or the Sony something.
If you want a phone that you will enjoy using buy the iPhone.
If the 400% increase in uploads from mobile handsets is true then once again usability scores over features. Those who have the iPhone will use more of the features that it has.
I have asked friends who have had Nokia N95 and 96, Blackberrys etc. "Do you ever use the internet on your phone?" and a common answer is "I tried it once."
Steve Jobs is not God!
Bill Gates is not the devil!
"Design is more than how it looks. Design is how it works."
Too much HD size?
"The Pro also comes with a 250GB hard drive to the regular 531's 160GB HDD, but how much storage space do you need in a netbook, for heaven's sake?"
How much HD space is too much?
Please do let me know.
"The Life Cycle of a government IT Project" Updated
Between Step 1) and Step 2) there should be the step which is named
"Buy all the kit for a multi-year IT project in the first three months of the project"
Between Step 6) and Step 7) there should be the step which is named
"Sell all the kit that was bought for a multi-year IT project in the first three months of the project"
Is PirateBay down or is just me, or just my ISPs
Patents sever a number of purposes; among them stopping other people doing it.
Many patents are filed, because a company has tried something but found a better idea. If you patent both ideas then the completion has to develop a third and more likely worse idea.
From Page 66 of the Report. Is the U.K. that bad?
The 25 locations with the most computers cleaned by Microsoft anti-malware desktop products in 2H08
Country/Region------------------Computers Cleaned in 2H08
I have only shown the first three, because that is scary enough.
@ Erik Aamot and the person who title his post "Knight Rider "
Apple Dual 4-Core as a base line (only because I am lazy and this was the quick selection)
Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors
6GB (six 1GB) memory
640GB hard drive
18x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB
DELL™ PowerEdge™ T610 (configured to match above, see notes)
Manufacture 1 U.K. Price £2,513.00 (ex VAT)
Manufacture 2 U.K. Price £2,499.00 (Inc VAT)
Which one is the over priced, "translucent hues" Mac?
I hope this helps.
Note 1 This can not be an exact match because the feature set is different,
e.g. the Dell can have 8x3.5" drive the Mac only 4, and
I could see an option for a graphics card for the dell.
Note 2 I didn't add a mouse or keyboard to the price of the dell, because I assume people would have these already.
Note 3 The Dell does include an O.S.
£99 for the DVD
The one for the MacBook Air only costs £64.
But what I really like are the options:-
"Get Started Support, 2 Months limited access to Presto for 2 queries [£49.00 or £2/month1]", and
"PC Installation setup"
By installation do they mean that they put it on your lap for you every time you change location?
How to improve performance of Excel charts on the Mac
Use CrossOver, http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ , and install Office 2000/2003/XP (i.e. the PC version).
CrossOver only uses one of the cores, but it is still so much faster than Office 2008 for the Mac at editing charts.
I hope this helps.
14 inch and 15. 6 inch
The orginal artical states that the screen size will be 14 inch and 15. 6 inch.
One of the things that makes me think that this is about the MacBook Pro line is that they have larger screens, 15" and 17", where as the MacBook line have 13" screens.
"...simple unguided rockets developing from 1930s designs such as the old Soviet "Katyusha", often of Iranian manufacture nowadays.."
What is the evidence that these rockets are Iranian?
If I recall correctly the PSP does not have a touch screen. If this is true then the user interface would be poor.
If have often said that the PSP would make a portable computer, if only Sony "opened" it up for developers. The ablity to view information on a PSP sized screen would make it great to use on the move.
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