Some people are too loyal to the components over the functions.
I believe they're called fanboys.
Muhahahaha! Come over to the Dark Side, Pat...this GUI business is just a passing fad. If you can't do it in CP/M it isn't worth doing.
I owned a
Moved to a Dell Laptop.
Mac's suck. Folks who keep the company on life support with a mere weak pulse of 3% of a nornal 100% are just asking to be left out in the cold in the software availability world. Developers don't like to waste there time on a limited market.
What a Macmoonie weenie.
Stevie don't care if you buy a Mac between now and next year. His IPod sales together with MiniMac sales to unsuspecting Windows users will carry him through till then.
AHA! There's the problem.....Arkansas. Nuff said.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
"Not since Walter Mondale suggested that he might raise taxes have I had such a terrible, sick, sinking sensation deep in the pit of my stomach. "
No need to read further. He outed himself as a liberal. His comments won't make any sense and will be biased and full ofpropaganda.
I owned a 128K, 512K, SE and a Performa before I finally got fed up with Apple. Went to a Gateway and haven't been happier.
<< I paid $3,400 for that first system, and that was in 1987 >>
Around that time, for around Seventy-Five Hundred Australian Dollars, I bought my fourth Apple and second Mac: an SE-30.
Much upgraded and fitted with many mod cons and bells and whistles -- and, most importantly, with Hellcats Over The Pacific! -- it still works.
Windows to Run on Intel Processors
By Russell Skingsley
Redmond , WA - Microsoft announced today at a press gathering that Windows XP will be ported to work on the Intel range of x86 processors.
Microsoft denies that this has anything to do with recent announcement from Apple Computer at their worldwide developers conference.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was enthusiastic about the move today as he described one of the largest moves in the operating system's history.
"We want to show the world that we can innovate just as well as Apple, this is not about copying them, it's just coincidental."
He described the process by which developers will be able to make the transition. "Anyone who is using our current set of development tools will be able to recompile for Intel and be working within years"
Microsoft will be offering a developers' transition pack that consists of an Intel Pentium 4 based PC with a prerelease version of "Windows for Intel" for $99,999. Ballmer justified the price tag by stating that developers "who make serious money from Windows" will want to be on this transition early in the development cycle. "And besides, there's a 'where's Clippy?' coloring book inside every developer pack," said Ballmer.
When Mr. Ballmer was asked from the press gathering whether Bill Gates had been consulted about this "move" he became agitated as he said that he "need not consult Bill on every little technical issue."
Apple has suggested a two-year time frame for their switch to Intel. Microsoft is not so optimistic, they believe that their transition will take 5-7 years due to the plethora of different hardware implementations they must support.
"Moving from one processor to another is easy", he said, "Moving from one processor to that same processor, well, that's difficult."
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"Of course, there was a keyboard and the trademark mouse. IBM people just detested the mouse. Somehow, using that thing made traditionalist computer geeks feel less professional and superior, but Mac people never cared."
This guy doesn't know what he's talking about. I was using a Mouse Systems optical mouse in the early 80's before there was a Mac. So were all the other PC users I knew at the time.
I like my Mac. I could care less what processor it uses. Having Unix under the hood makes my life easier and the GUI is super nice to work with.
I use my computers to advance my programming knowledge--I have 3 different processors (Power PC, Intel, Sun) running them. All can run Apache, Tomcat, Ruby, and just about anything else I decide to fiddle with.
This guy needs to grow up and buy a clue.
What a WHINER! They're only changing processors.
I mean, if you go with Windows you get Microsoft along for the ride. You also get an amazing variety of hardware and software. If you go with Apple you get fewer options all the way down the line.
In my opinion, this is about the stupidest decision Apple could have made. What's laughable is that Jobs actually thinks OSX is so wildly superior to anything out there that it's worth betting the farm on.
This Mac nerd sure is depressed. I think he should just hit CTR-ALT-DEL and end it all right now.
To be honest, Macintosh and Windows both stole the "clever desktop analogy" from X. Apple made the windowed desktop usable (as opposed to the CDE *shudder*). Microsoft made it cheap.
All my Mac friends act like someone shot their dog and stole their wife. Cheer up, folks. Look at it this way: Between Linux on x86 and IA64 and Intel Macs, maybe we've got enough voice to convince Intel that Bill Gates and his 640K don't constitute the entire computing universe. Welcome aboard.