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Free-lance columnist Pat Lynch has been a radio broadcaster in Central Arkansas for more than 20 years.
1 posted on 06/20/2005 8:42:07 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: Swordmaker

FYI


2 posted on 06/20/2005 8:42:30 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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Some people are too loyal to the components over the functions.

I believe they're called fanboys.


3 posted on 06/20/2005 8:44:53 PM PDT by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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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.


5 posted on 06/20/2005 8:53:28 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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I owned a

SE
Performa
iMac

Moved to a Dell Laptop.


7 posted on 06/20/2005 8:56:45 PM PDT by UB355
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"it would be nice to see the corporation display a tiny bit of sensitivity to the folks who consistently give this company a 3 percent share of the personal computer market."

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.

8 posted on 06/20/2005 8:58:32 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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What a Macmoonie weenie.


9 posted on 06/20/2005 8:59:19 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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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.


11 posted on 06/20/2005 9:01:59 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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AHA! There's the problem.....Arkansas. Nuff said.


12 posted on 06/20/2005 9:02:34 PM PDT by El Gran Salseron ( The comments of this poster are meant for self-amusement only! Read at your own risk! :-))
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You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.


15 posted on 06/20/2005 9:14:30 PM PDT by Egon (Your tagline offends me.)
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"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.


24 posted on 06/20/2005 9:24:50 PM PDT by shellshocked (They're undocumented Border Patrol agents, not vigilantes.)
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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.


25 posted on 06/20/2005 9:38:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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<< 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.


26 posted on 06/20/2005 9:55:52 PM PDT by Brian Allen (I fly and need therefore envy no Earth Person! -- Per Ardua ad Astra!)
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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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28 posted on 06/20/2005 10:15:58 PM PDT by cabojoe
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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.


32 posted on 06/20/2005 10:55:44 PM PDT by DB ()
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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.


35 posted on 06/20/2005 11:07:17 PM PDT by Betis70 (It's all fun and games till someone gets impaled with a Javelin)
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I wouldn't whine too much about the decision to switch from Power PC to Pentium processors. The end result could mean cheaper Macs, with equal or better performance. The big question is will the Mac software simply be ported to run on standard PC (a big threat to Microsoft and a cheaper Mac for you), or will the hardware design still be proprietary but using an Intel chip instead of an IBM chip? If the design is proprietary, then Apple is dead, but in the few short years before its demise, you will be able to buy a cheaper and more powerful Mac laptop than before.
38 posted on 06/20/2005 11:27:16 PM PDT by derllak
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What a WHINER! They're only changing processors.


39 posted on 06/20/2005 11:45:41 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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I still don't get what Apple is doing. What can they offer that Microsoft can't on the Intel platform? The answer? A snazzy GUI on top of BSD subsystem?

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.

41 posted on 06/21/2005 1:40:41 AM PDT by Reactionary
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This Mac nerd sure is depressed. I think he should just hit CTR-ALT-DEL and end it all right now.


47 posted on 06/21/2005 2:10:49 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Do Cats and Dogs know that they are going to die someday?)
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...those rascals on the other team were stealing the clever desktop analogy.

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.

59 posted on 06/21/2005 5:40:22 AM PDT by NCSteve
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