Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 7th Apr 2004 05:50 UTC
Apple By most counts, they're a hit. But they were intended to woo new users to the fold, yet Mac market share has only budged -- lower, says BusinessWeek.
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re: Mac price misconceptions (@Reb)
by PainKilleR on Thu 8th Apr 2004 11:56 UTC

"This is exactly the problem I usually have with looking at a Mac, because I get charged for a modem, keyboard, mouse, and maybe an 802.11 adapter, all of which I will never use on a desktop system."

I've just got to ask...you don't use a modem,keyboard or a mouse?? Just what do you do with your computer?


I've never used a dial-up modem on my computer. Considering that I'm 26, that shouldn't be too surprising (I've used a dial-up modem on my parents' computer, but even they have never owned a 56K modem, since they had cable internet access before 56K ISPs popped up).

I use an ergonomic keyboard. Any straight keyboard is an instrument of torture or a worthless piece of plastic, depending on whether or not I use it. If a PC manufacturer doesn't understand this, I don't buy their PC, regardless of whether it's Dell, Apple, or Wal-Mart. The mouse is the same issue, I have to use a comfortable trackball, and have definitely gotten used to 4 buttons and a scroll wheel as a minimum. Even the worst offenders on the x86 side usually give you a 2 button scroll mouse, but that's as useless to me as a 1 button mouse.