37 posts • joined Monday 23rd October 2006 14:41 GMT
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 has another acquisition
SanDisk bought Schooner Information Technology (SchoonerInfoTech.com)
Check out Membrain.
If it walks like a duck
seems to me (IANAL) to prove Apple's point.
Apple does have a strong patent on the MagSafe connector.
Everyone has their install disc
"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.
Not to mention Android
So, "can Windows...?"
Microsoft moves too slowly and SteveB is clueless.
MailForge holds some promise
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.
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.)
Mac OS X pricing is even better
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.
Why is Intel-only Snow Leopard
"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.
I cannot get my head around a Microsoft store
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.
The new Modus operandi for business is...
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
I am confused
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.
Plague? Could be good...
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.
Only one way to do this
"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.
More links please
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 would be appreciated
A link to the MySpace page would be appreciated so we could check it out for ourselves.
My wife thinks her Shuffle is very cool
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.