Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Apple Being the brains behind Microsoft has made Bill Gates the wealthiest guy in the world. So he can pretty much afford to buy his kids any gadgets they want. However, Apple devices are banned in the Gates’ house. This is surprisingly not a rule set by Bill Gates. Melinda Gates has made it very clear in an interview with The New York Times that she does not allow Apple hardware in the house. If the kids want an iPod they’ll have to settle for a Zune instead.
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RE: Wise Move
by thavith_osn on Mon 25th Oct 2010 00:50 UTC in reply to "Wise Move"
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

Itunes doesn't have brushed metal anymore, and hasn't for a long time...

I guess not knowing what their current products are like is a good reason not to choose them. I "bag" windows, but only because I use it. I don't really want to "bag" Windows based on Vista (which was around when iTunes last had brushed metal - LOL)...

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RE[2]: Wise Move
by nt_jerkface on Mon 25th Oct 2010 02:40 in reply to "RE: Wise Move"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Vista was fine after SP1.

Itunes for Windows has been total garbage since its creation.

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RE[3]: Wise Move
by kaiwai on Mon 25th Oct 2010 04:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Wise Move"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Vista was fine after SP1.

Itunes for Windows has been total garbage since its creation.


Correction, iTunes on Windows and MacOS X has been garbage since its creation. iTunes is like the Emacs of the media player world.

Apparently the Microsoft Zune media player on Windows is pretty good at doing what it needs to do - if there was ever something that frustrates me the most its iTunes and the lack of a viable alternative to the iPod Classic of a similar size.

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RE[2]: Wise Move
by woegjiub on Mon 25th Oct 2010 04:44 in reply to "RE: Wise Move"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Still horrible and bloated, but my bad on them removing the brushed from the metal.
I last used snow leopard, and simply hate its restrictive and (IMO) ugly UI.

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RE[3]: Wise Move
by ivanzinho on Mon 25th Oct 2010 10:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Wise Move"
ivanzinho Member since:
2009-04-05

UI is not just about look, it's about feel too.

I don't care anymore if I can make Gnome or KDE sing (even less I care about Fluxbox or whatever), all I care is a good UI that makes me more productive.

And ugly? Well, I don't think OS X is the prettiest UI I have ever seen, but it's damn pretty, and it doesn't get in my way.

And 7 has a good-looking interface, but go to the Control Panel and you'll see what a mess it is. Again, UI is not just about the looks.

I'm no fan boy but at least until now I think Apple has been the only one making a UI that makes sense.

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