Linked by Thomas Hormby on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 19:11 UTC
Apple Over its thirty year history, Apple has survived and even thrived despite boneheaded business decisions. From pricing the Macintosh out of most consumers' reach to creating some really ugly computers, Apple has made a lot of bad decisions.
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RE[5]: Hate'em or love'em...
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hate'em or love'em..."
Flatland_Spider
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2006-09-01

http://sys.us.shuttle.com/BuildXPC.aspx?id=1175">Shuttle is basically the same as the mini. It's a hundred dollars more, but it's easier to work on which definitely makes up for the price difference.

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RE[6]: Hate'em or love'em...
by rayiner on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Hate'em or love'em..."
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2005-07-06

Actually, it's more than $200 more expensive, or a full 30%, if you match the CPU speed (1.67 GHz Core Duo) and the WiFi functionality.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Yeah, you're right. They changed the default options, and I didn't look close enough. Whoops.

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RE[6]: Hate'em or love'em...
by mrswine on Wed 4th Oct 2006 16:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Hate'em or love'em..."
mrswine Member since:
2006-10-04

you said: "Shuttle X100 is basically the same as the mini. It's a hundred dollars more, but it's easier to work on which definitely makes up for the price difference."

Nothing is the same as the mini if it doesn't run Mac OS X. Sorry, but like many on this topic, you seem to think that the hardware is all that matters.
Which may be true in your world... but not in mine.

Edited 2006-10-04 16:30

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

My aren't you smug.

It was stated that the Mini does not have an equivalent in the PC world, and it does the Shuttle X100. While not the same price, it has equivalent features, and the hardware is probably identical aside from the softROM that Apple uses instead of a hard BIOS. It having to run OS X wasn't part of the statement; it was form factor versus form factor.

So it won't run OS X, big deal. To be accurate, it won't run Aqua; the core of OS X, Darwin, can be downloaded and ran on x86 hardware. I'd suggest to anyone that they just buy commodity hardware and run Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, or Darwin on it if they want a Unix since it would serve them better in the long run rather then using OS X. The only thing that was attractive about Apple hardware was the PowerPC architecture. Now that is gone, I don't have a reason to look at Apples anymore.

By the way, I'm posting this from my PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.4. There are some cool programs that run on OS X, so I'll probably keep it around for now. I'm less married to an OS then I am to either what it runs on or what I can do with it.

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