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[10]: what?
by JoostinOnline on Wed 30th Sep 2009 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: what?"
JoostinOnline
Member since:
2009-09-18

I have NOT been arguing that Macs cannot run pretty much all software. My point was that the software developed specifically for Macs are limited. I had thought I made that clear in my posts:

Sorry, I should have been more specific. When I said Macs, I meant Macs OS's, not OS's in a VM.


2) Macs cannot run programs developed for Windows (like .exe files) without buying some sort of emulation/virtualization program first (and vice versa).


Yes, Macs can run software for other OS's, but that is only if they use another OS. The operating system comes with a Mac cannot run as many programs on its own without additional purchases.

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RE[11]: what?
by Tony Swash on Thu 1st Oct 2009 16:10 in reply to "RE[10]: what?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Yes, Macs can run software for other OS's, but that is only if they use another OS. The operating system comes with a Mac cannot run as many programs on its own without additional purchases.


This is getting ridiculous. Your original point was that "Macs have less software available" - logically that means you are saying there is some software somewhere than cannot run on macs (not running on a mac is what makes it unavailable) but which can run on some other unspecified platform.

I responded by pointing out that you could, legally and easily, run ANY Windows or Linux software on a Mac and challenged you to list some software that won't run on a Mac.

Instead of responding to my point you now say you can't run some software on a Mac "without additional purchases", but this point irrelevant to your original point, the software can still run on a mac and is thus available.

It seems to me that whether you use a virtualisation layer to run a piece of software on a Mac or not is irrelevant to the issue of whether your original statement that there was "less software available on macs" is valid.

You are the one that said that there was less software available for macs - and as I requested before - please list the software that you say won't run on a mac.

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RE[12]: what?
by JoostinOnline on Thu 1st Oct 2009 18:22 in reply to "RE[11]: what?"
JoostinOnline Member since:
2009-09-18

*Sigh*...yes it is.
I have admitted from the beginning that my statement was poorly worded. As I said in my previous posts, Macs CAN run all software.

My first post was a matter of opinion. I do not want to have to pay for software to emulate PC OSs. The software that is designed just for OS X is limited.

I have never said anything about what it can run in a VM. I have just tried make you to realize what my actual point is. So far I have been very unsuccessful. I keep saying that your statement is right, and yet you refuse to accept that I never disagreed with you. In your last post you even quoted me agreeing with you as an argument that I was disagreeing!

If you still don't understand this post, I am just going to talk to someone who can comprehend the difference between the words "agree" and "disagree."

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