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[5]: what?
by Tony Swash on Tue 29th Sep 2009 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: what?"
Tony Swash
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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?"
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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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RE[7]: what?
by Tony Swash on Tue 29th Sep 2009 18:38 in reply to "RE[6]: what?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22


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 just don't understand what you are saying. You said a key thing you didn't like about Macs was that some software is not available on them. I asked what software is not available because I can't think of any software that won't run on a Mac.

Macs run far more software than Windows PCs. You can't run iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, Garage Band, Pages, Keynote. Aperture or any of the Final Cut Studio suite on Windows PCs for example - all those programs are Mac only. Macs can also run all Windows PC software (and all Linux software).

So where is the disadvantage that you originally mentioned, the disadvantage of dealing with more limited software? I just don't see it.

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