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[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by pantheraleo on Wed 8th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
pantheraleo
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when with a Mac you can just install the system again in a new folder. You can do the same with Windows but your applications won't work any more.



To be fair, that doesn't always work with Mac anymore either. A lot of Mac applications no longer use the sample "drag and drop" approach like they used to. Some of them have actual installers these days. And some of them don't place all of their stuff neatly into a single app bundle anymore than can just be dragged anywhere.

Which of course, brings up a problem with Mac that Apple hasn't addressed yet. Uninstalling applications that were installed with an installer can be problematic. In many cases, you can't simply drag them to the trash to get rid of them. They will still leave crap laying around in the Library folder and such.

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