Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Aug 2009 18:46 UTC
Legal Another week, and another set of filings in the Apple vs. Psystar case. And yes, the case continues to get grittier and grittier. Last week Apple accused Psystar of destroying evidence, and this week Psystar is kicking it up a notch. The depositions of key Apple employees are currently under way, and August 14, it was Phil Schiller's turn. According to Psystar, Schiller was "wholly unprepared and unwilling to testify". At the same time, Apple has suddenly told the courts it will no longer seek recovery of lost profits from Psystar, because that would require Apple to give out its profit margins - and Apple doesn't want to do that.
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sithlord2
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2009-04-02

You only mention hardware, while the Mac Mini comes with a bunch of software too.

You need to include at least the price of aWindows license in your setup. Then include the price of a audio multitrack solution (including soft-synths) to compensate for Apple's GarageBand.

Oh and the price for a backup solution (like acronis trueimage), since the Mac Mini comes with Time Machine backup software.

Now calculate the price again.

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deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Actually I was thinking tack on the cost of a retail box of OSX... to compare apples to apples. (which is their current problem since they can no longer claim the PowerPC 'unique' bullcookies)

Or since the Mac isn't compatible with ****, tack on a *nix distro since we aren't even worrying about windows compatibility.

The question would become are they using their completely over the top absurd pricing of buying a mac to make the retail box a loss leader?

Interesting software to mention there, since in my experience Garage Band is a tinkertoy and I'd still go out and buy Sonar or CuBase... Probably with Proteus VX as the softsynth if I were to go windows. (Proteus VX is free).

Edited 2009-08-24 12:55 UTC

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sithlord2 Member since:
2009-04-02

Well, I use Logic Express these days. But in my experience, Garageband was more powerful than I anticipated. The built-in synths sound quite good and allow a certain amount of tweaking (adsr-envelopes, cutoff-filter, resonance), and the effects are not that bad either.

I'm not a guitar player, so I can't judge the built-in guitar-amps and effects.

Edited 2009-08-24 17:22 UTC

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Bounty Member since:
2006-09-18

You only mention hardware, while the Mac Mini comes with a bunch of software too. You need to include at least the price of aWindows license in your setup. Then include the price of a audio multitrack solution (including soft-synths) to compensate for Apple's GarageBand. Oh and the price for a backup solution (like acronis trueimage), since the Mac Mini comes with Time Machine backup software. Now calculate the price again.


Which is kinda funny, since Microsoft can't legally include software like that because of it's "monopoly status." If Psystar looses, Microsoft should include this on Windows 7 EULA "You may install this on any non-Apple branded computer."

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