Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 20:56 UTC
Apple Another solid quarter for Apple. "The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 7 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 7.7 million iPods, a 15 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter." The official Apple Money Pile: $110 billion. That's where those 47% profit margins you pay go to!
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Solid leadership
by sirspudd on Tue 24th Apr 2012 21:43 UTC
sirspudd
Member since:
2010-10-13

I am a Linux fanboy, but I can't advise anyone I love against mac products. Any of them.

Android 4 (on my Galaxy S II) is nice enough that I feel no Apple lust. Apple laptop hardware is still singularly glorious, and the price difference is negligible. Touch pads are a bugger to use under Linux though, at least they are the way I have configured them.

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RE: Solid leadership
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 21:49 in reply to "Solid leadership"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Touch pads are a bugger to use under Linux though, at least they are the way I have configured them.


Tell me about it. Linux doesn't even *recognise* the Sentelic touchpad on my ZenBook (only as a regular ps/2 mouse).

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RE[2]: Solid leadership
by Sodki on Wed 25th Apr 2012 10:25 in reply to "RE: Solid leadership"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Tell me about it. Linux doesn't even *recognise* the Sentelic touchpad on my ZenBook (only as a regular ps/2 mouse).


Hopefully that won't be a problem in the near future. Kernel 3.2, that will be available on the new Ubuntu tomorrow, will support my work laptop's trackpad and, if I'm not mistaken, your. Rolling-release distributions have this problem solved for months now.

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RE: Solid leadership
by Carewolf on Wed 25th Apr 2012 08:11 in reply to "Solid leadership"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Depends on who your loved ones are ;)

I can not advise non-tech users against Apple products, but I can advise them against Apple itself. It also seems like most are already starting to be pretty suspicious of Apple without nerd advise.

But for people with similar requirements as me, there are many things wrong with Apple products that just makes them useless or simply overprices toys.

Edited 2012-04-25 08:19 UTC

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RE[2]: Solid leadership
by parrotjoe on Wed 25th Apr 2012 22:34 in reply to "RE: Solid leadership"
parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

Could you expand on that...what are your requirements?

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