Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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RE[3]: Computing has changed
by TheGZeus on Sat 7th Aug 2010 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Computing has changed"
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That's true, but only relevant once Windows is no longer the dominant 'operating system'.
OSX isn't gonna be ported that fast, either.

Do you really think these multi-billion-dollar code bases are going to be re-written in 10 years? I know they could be, but these companies will not.

If I thought 10 years was enough for FOSS to overtake the competition, I'd agree with you, but I don't think it will.

Will supercomputer and hobby-kit users be underwhelmed with standard CPU hardware in 10 years? Yeah. I doubt I'll be running any x86 hardware in 10 years. That said, I'm pretty sure most people still will be.

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