Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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RE: But then, Macs are not PCs
by phoenix on Mon 27th Apr 2009 22:22 UTC in reply to "But then, Macs are not PCs"
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But by the same logic, Thom, if freedom is the key then Macintrashes wouldn't be PCs either.

You can swap parts in a Mac just as easily as you can on an "IBM-compatible PC". You can install several different OSes onto a Mac, same as a "PC". You can do all those things that Thom listed, on a Mac and a "PC".

Where do you see this "lack of freedom"?

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eantoranz Member since:

Ok, OK, I give up.

Macs are to PCs what GPL is to software licenses. :-D

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