Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:37 UTC
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

Steve Jobs further shows his true colours as a _non_-benevolent dictator.
The 'system restore' drive is the last straw. It's as good as a reset button now.
Flash storage integrated into the machine? We're moving closer and closer to their 'real' computers being as closed, _non_-standard and draconian as their phones.

Oh, and a 11.6" Air? I thought netbooks were a dead-end, Steve? Ah, but it can't be a netbook because it costs a fortune! BRILLIANT!

If I could afford the consequences, I'd punch the bastard in the face.
I can't, though, so he's safe from me, physically.
I can rant on the internet all I want, though.

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RE: Emperor Palpatine
by rhavyn on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:55 in reply to "Emperor Palpatine"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

The 'system restore' drive is the last straw. It's as good as a reset button now.


You're upset because they provide a restore thumb drive instead of a restore DVD?

Flash storage integrated into the machine? We're moving closer and closer to their 'real' computers being as closed, _non_-standard and draconian as their phones.


I'd hate to hear what you think of SSDs.

Oh, and a 11.6" Air? I thought netbooks were a dead-end, Steve? Ah, but it can't be a netbook because it costs a fortune! BRILLIANT!


Apple has had small laptops for decades, are you new here?

If I could afford the consequences, I'd punch the bastard in the face.
I can't, though, so he's safe from me, physically.
I can rant on the internet all I want, though.


Is your post a joke? If not I'm concerned that there is some medication that you forgot to take.

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Wed 20th Oct 2010 21:13 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

You're upset because they provide a restore thumb drive instead of a restore DVD?

I'm upset because it's called a 'system restore drive', as though it's anything special.
With any luck it'll just be their evil software on it, just as though it was on a DVD. Likely it's akin to the reset button I had on my Palm III, which 'restores things to the default'. Considering it's going to be less likely to lose, I think it's likely that most tech support calls will start with "get out your system restore drive..."?

I'd hate to hear what you think of SSDs.

That's either a non-sequitur or a strawman.
I said that the storage is built into the machine. You can't change it. They control it. You can't control it. "If you can't open it, you don't own it."

Apple has had small laptops for decades, are you new here?

Nonsesical argument.
None have been this small. This is a netbook that costs alot of money. Steve Jobs has never had anything good to say about netbooks. He made a netbook. I'm laughing at him.

Is your post a joke? If not I'm concerned that there is some medication that you forgot to take.

Nope. I hate him. He's evil.
If he had his way, only his programmers would understand computers. All the people who use software would would be plebians who look to him for guidance and new 'magical' devices.
He wants you to not know how the computer works.
He wants you to think that only Apple can do these 'magical' things.
He wants you to think Apple can do no wrong.
He wants to crush anyone who even comes close to touching any ground he's gained in these efforts, whether they make any money off it or not.
He pushes for patents on everything, whether or not Apple invented it, and whether or not it's an actual device or some concept with no intrinsic value.

He's evil. He's just not powerful enough yet for enough people to care.
That's how it starts.

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RE: Emperor Palpatine
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:21 in reply to "Emperor Palpatine"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:30 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

Laptops at the end of the day are nothing but nice mobile cases for a circuit board containing silicon chips... they're definitively not an ethos or the expected meaning of life. Good grief... Some of you need to get a grip (and a life).

Strawman again.

I said they're the center of your life.
Like the kitchen used to be? You know? When people had families and ate food, and lived under roofs and bathed?
Oh, wait...


...
Well, you're just gibbering!!! Why should I bother saying anything on topic!!??
*end moltar-on-natural-gas impression*

You just don't understand any of this.
You buy products that have a notice on the box that tells you that inside the box is a contract, and if you open the box, you agree to the contract in the box.
I think that level of logic-fail should preclude you from breeding...

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:42 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Steve Jobs runs a company, you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

I just wanted to break this sentence down, just for fun.

Steve Jobs runs a company,"
Was this meant to be a sentence of its own? You didn't capitalise the next word, so I can only assume that you just don't know where one thought ends and the next begins. ...but we already knew that, didn't we?

you're free to purchase and use his company's products or you are not.

I am free to purchase and use his company's products or I am not free to purchase and use his company's products?
Are you saying I'm not free to just purchase them or just use them, that it has be all or nothing?


Also, it's not his company. It's the company of which he is the CEO. It's publicly traded.

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