Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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RE[4]: what?
by JoostinOnline on Tue 29th Sep 2009 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: what?"
JoostinOnline
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2009-09-18

I hate to say this - I know it will probably annoy some people here - but if you don't like crapware why don't you just get a Mac and relax?

Because you won't be able to relax while you are on a tight budget. Macs cost way too much for the performance that they offer. When you pick a computer, remember that hardware > software.
Before you get your panties in a bunch, know that I actually own a Macbook (which I hate) so I have experience with Macs. It is slow, the software available is limited (although that isn't so much Apple's fault), and way over-priced. The only reason I got it was because it is payed for through my college tuition.

My laptop that I use is much faster, has a bigger screen, weighs less, runs Vista Ultimate, has 2 gigs of RAM (the Macbook has 1). Guess what, I DIDN'T spend over $1000 dollars for it. It cost me $450 (after $300 in rebates), plus I got a free printer worth $50.

While I can't say that Microsoft (or Linux, BSD, etc.) is perfect, I prefer better hardware for less money.

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RE[5]: what?
by Tony Swash on Tue 29th Sep 2009 10:32 in reply to "RE[4]: what?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22


Before you get your panties in a bunch


OK who told you about the pantie?! have you told anyone else? Please don't tell my wife. If I give you some cash will you destroy the photos ;)

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RE[5]: what?
by Tony Swash on Tue 29th Sep 2009 10:52 in reply to "RE[4]: what?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Before you get your panties in a bunch, know that I actually own a Macbook (which I hate) so I have experience with Macs. It is slow, the software available is limited


I am just curious, but given that you can run any Windows or Linux program on a Mac, what is the software that you say is unavailable?

In my experience a Mac platform running on Intel chips (ie any Mac made in the last few years) is the most compatible platform I have ever used. I often have the Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista or 7) and Linux all running at the same time on my Mac and I can switch between them with a click of the mouse.

I am hard pushed to think of any program that won't run on a mac so please help me out by telling me what programs you think are unavailable.

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RE[6]: what?
by JoostinOnline on Tue 29th Sep 2009 15:22 in reply to "RE[5]: what?"
JoostinOnline Member since:
2009-09-18

I am just curious, but given that you can run any Windows or Linux program on a Mac, what is the software that you say is unavailable? In my experience a Mac platform running on Intel chips (ie any Mac made in the last few years) is the most compatible platform I have ever used. I often have the Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista or 7) and Linux all running at the same time on my Mac and I can switch between them with a click of the mouse. I am hard pushed to think of any program that won't run on a mac so please help me out by telling me what programs you think are unavailable.

Sorry, I should have been more specific. When I said Macs, I meant Macs OS's, not OS's in a VM. Notice that I did say that Apple isn't really responsible for all the applications that are only available for Windows; it's just that not all developers are willing to write a second version of a program for Mac users.

I wish that Apple would make it legal to install their OS's on PCs, because then you could buy good hardware for less money. Then again, they would probably jack the price up even higher.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=os+x+on+a+pc&aq=1&oq...

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