Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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RE[2]: Apple and high qualtiy
by jakesdad on Fri 31st Jul 2009 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple and high qualtiy"
jakesdad
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2005-12-28

I have yet to have any of the macs I support die on tasks or hardware. I have on the other hand replaced more hp memory and system boards than I care to count.

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RE[3]: Apple and high qualtiy
by makkus on Sat 1st Aug 2009 05:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple and high qualtiy"
makkus Member since:
2006-01-11

>I have yet to have any of the macs I support die on
>tasks or hardware. I have on the other hand replaced >
>more hp memory and system boards than I care to count

Fine for you and I'm sure the 4 iMac will do fine with the task they now do, viewing stations running Osirix. But they are no workhorses, 6 fails within a week or two after I start using them doing heavy processing jobs in batch mode, processing MR images for DTI and FMRI, is not just accidently, it is symptomatic.

All I was saying is, for the same money I could have five HP workstations with 24 inch monitors who could do the viewing AND do the heavy processing AND had a longer hardware plan (five years), if only Osirix was more portable, it isn't like it does things only OSX can do, it just locked in by Cacoa and in lesser extend Objective C. The really important libraries ITk, VTK, DCMTK, OpenGL, MySQL Osirix is build on are cross platform.

But if you like your iMAC fine by me. Like I said they are real attention getters on my department, but I really like my equipment more versatile then shiny.

Edited 2009-08-01 05:15 UTC

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