Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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RE[11]: what?
by Tony Swash on Thu 1st Oct 2009 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: what?"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Yes, Macs can run software for other OS's, but that is only if they use another OS. The operating system comes with a Mac cannot run as many programs on its own without additional purchases.


This is getting ridiculous. Your original point was that "Macs have less software available" - logically that means you are saying there is some software somewhere than cannot run on macs (not running on a mac is what makes it unavailable) but which can run on some other unspecified platform.

I responded by pointing out that you could, legally and easily, run ANY Windows or Linux software on a Mac and challenged you to list some software that won't run on a Mac.

Instead of responding to my point you now say you can't run some software on a Mac "without additional purchases", but this point irrelevant to your original point, the software can still run on a mac and is thus available.

It seems to me that whether you use a virtualisation layer to run a piece of software on a Mac or not is irrelevant to the issue of whether your original statement that there was "less software available on macs" is valid.

You are the one that said that there was less software available for macs - and as I requested before - please list the software that you say won't run on a mac.

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