Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 22:36 UTC
Apple Apple has presented its financial earnings for the 4th quarter of the 2008 fiscal year yesterday. Despite an across-the-board slump in growth, spectacular iPhone sales more than made up for the lost growth, beating the ten million iPhones claim. You can read all about it at Ars. What's more interesting were a number of remarks from Jobs regarding netbooks and cheap computers.
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RE[2]: "junk"
by Clinton on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 04:44 UTC in reply to "RE: "junk""
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I've always considered Macs to be fashion statements. I've got real work to do. I've got to make my clients' IT infrastructure work for them at a reasonable cost. Apple just is not an option in that situation. "Fashion Statement" is simply not a credible line item.

That's funny. I feel the same way. I have real work to do and I have to make my clients happy; which is exactly why I always buy Apple computers.

Edited 2008-10-23 04:45 UTC

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RE[3]: "junk"
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 08:00 in reply to "RE[2]: "junk""
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That's funny.

What are the primary apps that these machines run?

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RE[4]: "junk"
by henrikmk on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 12:15 in reply to "RE[3]: "junk""
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There are three apps I use all the time at work on my Mac: "uptime", "low maintenance" and "stability". I flip open the Macbook and they're all there all the time. Never fails. That's pretty important for a work situation.

I know Windows could use a port of "low maintenance", but the architecture does not seem to fit.

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RE[4]: "junk"
by evangs on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 12:29 in reply to "RE[3]: "junk""
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I used to do a lot of work in Matlab. Expose + loads of graphs = pure bliss. Tabbing through graphs on Windows/Linux just doesn't quite compare. The Macbook had a very high uptime too as the simulations I ran sometimes took weeks to run. In that time, I had no stability issues or else I'd lose a few week's worth of work(!)

Once I finished being a grad student, I spent a bit of time consulting and contracting. It was always pretty nifty to whip out the Macbook, have all my applications already running and provide a live demo of some mathematical models that I'd written.

These days I work as a windows developer (boo! hiss! die infidel!) and I do miss working on the Mac.

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