Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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RE[3]: :)
by kaiwai on Sat 4th Jul 2009 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

It is good in many sense of the word - especially for those who want the mac experience without the mac compromises that Apple forces upon consumers with a limited range of hardware.


What compromises? the whining for the mythical xMac I see being pushed around by ego driven geeks who see 'towers' as some sort of monument to their ego; akin to the person who purchases a car with half the engine stick out of their bonnet or a noisy muffler to make a point of how 'grunty' their car is by drawing attention to it.

It reminds me of a friend who swore he 'needed' a tower; 3 years later and the most he did was upgrade the memory and hard disk - all of which you can do with an iMac. Games? get a console - if you're that into games and you're hitting 30, then god help you; you might as well be down at the skate park with a skate board trying to be 'cool' with the teenagers. It smacks of desperation.

Edited 2009-07-04 02:54 UTC

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RE[4]: :)
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It reminds me of a friend who swore he 'needed' a tower; 3 years later and the most he did was upgrade the memory and hard disk - all of which you can do with an iMac. Games? get a console - if you're that into games and you're hitting 30, then god help you; you might as well be down at the skate park with a skate board trying to be 'cool' with the teenagers. It smacks of desperation.


If people want a tower... Then people want a tower. Who are you to dictate what people should buy? What right do you have? I thought you were a libertarian...

...not very libertarian of you to impose upon people what they should buy, or to protect a company.

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RE[5]: :)
by kaiwai on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:45 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If people want a tower... Then people want a tower. Who are you to dictate what people should buy? What right do you have? I thought you were a libertarian...


Where did I dictate what someone should and shouldn't buy?

...not very libertarian of you to impose upon people what they should buy, or to protect a company.


Who said anything about protecting a company; libertarians uphold contracts and protect private property.

Again, Where did I dictate what someone should and shouldn't buy?

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v RE[5]: :)
by middleware on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:45 in reply to "RE[4]: :)"
RE[4]: :) - gameing not acceptable over 30?
by jabbotts on Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:11 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I think you have a scewed view of the gaming market if your so easily dismissing adult and retired gamers. A console is good for some games but other games need a full desktop rig for proper play.

Your view of skateboarding is equally ignorant though so it's not like your offering a reason to be taken seriously.

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