Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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RE[5]: Price
by kellym4 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Price"
kellym4
Member since:
2005-08-02

"you put a very high price tag on the value of bundled software, "

No, only the price to an equivilent version of software to run on Windows. Windows equivilents for iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband cost between $200 - $250. If you factor this in, and then match Windows XP Professional (not consumer) against OS X Tiger, then the Mac usually comes out about $50 - $100 less than a comperably equipped PC.

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v RE[6]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Price"
RE[7]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 03:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Price"
kellym6 Member since:
2005-08-02

"Yeah, right. You get Nero or EasyCD creator when you buy a burner."

These are applications for Burning DVDs (and CDs) not making a DVD.


"Movie Maker 2"

Movie Maker's video editing capeabilities are more akin to QuickTime Pro's.


"Picasa is free"

You're right. Now that its free... it does trump iPhoto for its freeness.


"iTunes is free"

I didn't mention iTunes for that reason.


"Acid XPress is free"

Garageband is not a sequencer. Well, it can sequence audio, but its not a sequencer. An appropriate comparitive application is fruity loops.


"Only an idiot would pay $200 for something like iLife."

Well, sure... if iLife was what you described it then ya. But you're obviously not familair with iLife so your response isn't accurate.

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v RE[7]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 15:36 in reply to "RE[6]: Price"
RE[6]: Price
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Price"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but Joe User *does not buy separate commercial software*, except maybe for MS Office, but tech savy friends are telling Joe User to download OpenOffice instead.
And the majority of us use OSS instead, unless we *really* need a commercial program.

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