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[7]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 03:49 UTC 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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RE[8]: Price
by David on Fri 5th Aug 2005 04:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Price"
David Member since:
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[9]: Price
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 5th Aug 2005 04:29 in reply to "RE[8]: Price"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

LOL, i wanted to give you a + vote and then I noticed that you are the boss.

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RE[9]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 05:14 in reply to "RE[8]: Price"
kellym6 Member since:
2005-08-02

So what you're saying is that people can continue making false commets and you would rather I not respond because they are already misinformed and are unlikely to change their mind?

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RE[9]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 05:18 in reply to "RE[8]: Price"
kellym6 Member since:
2005-08-02

David, I don't mean to be rude, but are you going to pull a Eugenia and dictate what people can and can't talk about now?

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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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RE[9]: Price
by Who is That on Fri 5th Aug 2005 11:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Price"
Who is That Member since:
2005-07-02

iMovie is much more capable than Movie Maker (I kanow, I have used both.)

GB has the capability to be used as a place to lay down midi tracks from your board. you canb then mix them and put nice effects on them.

a band could actualy use garageband to create an album (like you know, a highschool garageband)

Acid Xpress is NOT like garageband in almost every way.

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