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[6]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Price"

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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.


Yeah, right. You get Nero or EasyCD creator when you buy a burner. Movie Maker 2 is free, Picasa is free, iTunes is free, Acid XPress is free. Only an idiot would pay $200 for something like iLife.

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RE[7]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 03:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Price"
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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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RE[8]: Price
by David on Fri 5th Aug 2005 04:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Price"
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1997-10-01

Kelly, please let's not turn this thread into yet another boring "Macs are too expensive, no they're not" back and forth. People have pretty much made up their minds on this particular issue, and there's not much you or anyone else will be able to do to change that.

People used to complain that there was no sub $500 Mac, and then Apple came out with one, and it didn't stop the "Macs are too much money" crowd, because they're always going to look at the issue with different criteria than someone on your side of the issue. Let's just let this one go and not rehash it every single time someone mentions Mac pricing.

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RE[8]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 10:30 in reply to "RE[7]: Price"
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> These are applications for Burning DVDs (and CDs) not making a DVD.

The part of Nero that does authoring is called NeroVision Express and is included in OEM bundles.

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

iMovie is a low end movie editor for home users. It's not much more capable than WMM2.

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

In Acid XPress you can also create tracks by painting prerecorded loops on a roll. Why do you suppose it's so different from GB?

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v RE[7]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 15:36 in reply to "RE[6]: Price"