Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[2]: huh????
by JAlexoid on Tue 7th Jun 2011 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE: huh????"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

You, however, will spit out a few grand for hardware upgrades... There is actually 2 platforms in Apple land - iOS and Mac OSX. The products within those two platforms only vary in form factor.

PS: Welcome to 2011, Apple no longer sells server products.

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RE[3]: huh????
by roverrobot on Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:59 in reply to "RE[2]: huh????"
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2006-07-23

You, however, will spit out a few grand for hardware upgrades...


a few grand? Are we living in the same world? I haven't seen an apple product that is "a few grand" more expensive than its competitors.

There is actually 2 platforms in Apple land - iOS and Mac OSX. The products within those two platforms only vary in form factor.


Only form factors? have you ever used these devices before making a comment? They have completely different emphasis on functionality, and completely different look and feel.

PS: Welcome to 2011, Apple no longer sells server products.


Yes you are right. Thanks for the correction. I meant workstations.

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RE[4]: huh????
by fizzled on Wed 8th Jun 2011 04:24 in reply to "RE[3]: huh????"
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2006-01-06

a few grand? Are we living in the same world? I haven't seen an apple product that is "a few grand" more expensive than its competitors.


Here's a new laptop from Lenovo for US$329-- http://www.frys.com/product/6488722

The least expensive MacBook is $999.

The MacBook is not 3x better.

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RE[4]: huh????
by JAlexoid on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:24 in reply to "RE[3]: huh????"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

a few grand? Are we living in the same world? I haven't seen an apple product that is "a few grand" more expensive than its competitors.


Try upgrading your Mac with basically anything, you'll find out that the TCO rises very fast.

Only form factors? have you ever used these devices before making a comment? They have completely different emphasis on functionality, and completely different look and feel.


Yes, quite a lot actually. See, being in mobile application development you get to work with Apple's gear a lot.
Functionality and L&F between iOS devices is the same. The functionality and L&F of all OSX products is absolutely the same.(Notebook, AIO, tower and mini are form factors)
I may give you the iPod classic platform, even the iPod Nano looks more like iPod Touch than iPod classic.

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