For most of us
41 posts • joined 23 Oct 2006
The F-86 Sabre which is depicted did not have an afterburner.
Apple did have a Cray.
I saw it close up in the early 90s.
Seymour Cray was a god.
I loved the CDC 6600 that I got to use. The PPs were a brilliant idea.
For most people.
WIndows "whatever" is good enough.
Their current PC is good enough.
Even for me, the nerd, most stuff is good enough.
In the late-90s and early 00s, I bought a new computer every time Intel doubled the CPU speed. Every 18-20 months.
In the 2005, I switched to Macs and upgraded every 2.3 years (sold them before AppleCare expiry).
Now, my new iMac just replaced a 5-year old iMac (which was good enough, but I wanted a new machine and can write it off for business.)
Good enough does not augur well for the industry.
"None of the players are strong or making money in tablets"
Apple seems to be making money.
HP bought EDS
Dell bought Perot Systems
You want the $1200 Mac.
Because Tim told you and me to buy it.
And, yes, I am an Apple fanboy.
SanDisk bought Schooner Information Technology (SchoonerInfoTech.com)
Check out Membrain.
Is there any other choice other than Apple?
No, there is not.
seems to me (IANAL) to prove Apple's point.
Apple does have a strong patent on the MagSafe connector.
"the Install disc that came with it. If you can remember where you put it."
The install disc is in the box your Mac came in.
You did save the box? Of course you did as it increases the price you get when you sell your used Mac.
Only idiots don't save all the Mac packaging.
So, "can Windows...?"
Microsoft moves too slowly and SteveB is clueless.
aah, that's better
Infinity Data Systems is developing MailForge as a direct (Windows and Mac OS) Eudora replacement. It is not there yet, but it does hold some promise.
I am willing to pay (in fact, have paid) for an email client. I hope Infinity succeeds.
I use Firefox for 2 reasons:
1. The ability to view my bookmarks in a left window pane.
2. Addons. While I only use 4, they are extremely important to me. Without them, what is the point of using Firefox? I might as well use Safari or Chrome or Opera.
will be the first to go out of business.
I would happily pay $2.99 for AdBlock Plus.
I would pay $0.99 for Noia Extreme Theme.
Actually, for AdBlock Plus, I would be willing to pay $9.99
Well written and organized.
Very good analysis and reporting.
There is no strategy.
Someone who wants an iPhone (there's an app for that) is not going to buy a Windows Mobile phone no matter what the price.
Someone who wants a Crackberry is not going to buy a Windows Mobile phone no matter what the price.
In 10 years, 3/4 the phones in world will be smart phones.
Apple, RIM, Google, Palm, Nokia and Microsoft are the current players.
In 3 years, Microsoft will be gone along with one other.
In the dumb phone market you can have many players as there is no ecosystem to construct and support.
In the smart phone market, there will be fewer than 5. (There might be one just for China as the market is large enough.)
Snow Leopard is only $29 USD. This is not an upgrade price, but a complete copy of the OS.
Family Pack is $49. Only 5 legal installations, but there is not activation system.
In fact, you could buy the single version for $29 and install Mac OS 10.6 on every Mac in your house.
I will buying the Family Pack because $49 is so cheap for my 4 Macs anyway.
"a marketing bonanza for Redmond" ?
Leopard is "good enough".
By the time people with PPC machines feel compelled to upgrade to Snow Leopard, their machines will be at least 4 years old. Time to buy a new one.
PowerMac G5 last sold in August 2006.
iBook G4 last sold in May 2006.
PowerBook G4 last sold in Aprill 2006.
Mac Mini G4 last sold in February 2006.
all very confusing
What are they going to sell?
Zunes - they have one model (Apple has 4)
PCS - they have zero models (Apple has 5-8)
Mice and Keyboards - excellent selection (Apple sucks)
Monitors - they have zero models (Apple has 3)
X Boxes - great (Apple has zero)
Phones - oh no. No products.
Software - puleeze. No one goes to a store to fondle software. Just ask Egghead.
90+% of customers NEVER upgrade.
Those of us who do can afford to take "our precious" to an authorized Mac shop to have it done--and still maintain warranty coverage.
1. Borrow a lot of money.
2. Declare bankruptcy.
3. Fuck both your shareholders AND creditors.
4. Start the business anew with ZERO debt.
Prime example is: the newspaper biz
Patrick was a great bad guy.
The OP wrote: "Cartoon Network with three Os."
Of course there are 3 Os; toon and wor.
Seems correct to me.
What am I missing?
Oh, Oh. I know, the British spelling is Cartoun Netwourk.
I prefer fixed width. 960px is OK with me.
Still don't see any adverts.
Let's bring back the Black Death.
Only, we'll call it the Green Death as it would be so good for the country to have fewer people.
"We’ll do the same with phones—providing choice as we work to create great end-to-end experiences."
I hope he is planning on buying a bunch of phone companies. As Apple is learning, the phone companies are the weak link in the chain.
And, the link to the fake news story would be?
I hate it when these types of articles (everyone panic now) have no links to the offending site.
Some of us would like to know if we are protected and haveno other way to test.
A link to the MySpace page would be appreciated so we could check it out for ourselves.
But, I am an Apple fanboy and I don't understand Dell's pricing.
The iMacs are actually less money and better performance.
I would like to verify this for myself.
And, look a naked women.
can we have a link to one or more of these porn sites please?
She upgraded from a 60GB iPod to the 160GB Classic. Black.
I live in Denver, CO USA.
I surf to http://www.theregister.co.uk
I want the cheeky British perspective.
I don't want a US site. I refuse to surf to .com
Without providing some examples of these sites so we verify for ourselves, the article is useless.
My wife's IPod Shuffle arrived yesterday.
She filled it with 130 songs (256 bit rate) (about 6 hours of music).
Let is charge for 4 hours.
Started using it.
She thinks it is a great complement to her 80GB iPod.
An Apple 24-inch iMac costs 50 quid less.
You get a much larger screen, faster CPU, better operating system.