Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[2]: buying imac
by Mellin on Sat 29th Sep 2012 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE: buying imac"
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06

The jury didn't care about prior art and the whole thing was a farce

and you need a severe vision problem to not see the difference between iphone and samsung galaxy s2

Edited 2012-09-29 20:11 UTC

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RE[3]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 00:15 in reply to "RE[2]: buying imac"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh believe me, I'm not defending Apple on this. I think they were major assholes to do this, not only because I feel they had no basis for the suit in the first place, but also that they were using it as part of an attack on Android in general. Even though I'm not an Android fanboy I feel Apple should compete on merits, not in the courtroom.

I was referring to Samsung's latest hardware releases which truly do ape Apple hardware in overt ways. Their Windows 8 tablet hybrid looks so much like a slightly thicker MacBook Air that it could easily be mistaken for an Apple device. It's almost as if they are saying "come at me again, iBro!"

As for the Galaxy phones, I'm in full agreement with you. They look and operate nothing like an iPhone, which in my personal opinion is a good thing.

My position remains the same though; they can fight it out all they want but I'm not taking sides by "voting with my wallet" anymore. Why limit myself because of something that my little purchases won't affect anyway? Most of the hardware I buy is secondhand anyway, so even if I do own a Sony or Apple or Samsung or whatever device, they never saw my money.

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RE[4]: buying imac
by Soulbender on Sun 30th Sep 2012 00:37 in reply to "RE[3]: buying imac"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Why limit myself because of something that my little purchases won't affect anyway?


On the other hand, if we all reasoned that way no positive change would ever occur.
Why shouldn't I buy goods produced in sweatshops under terrible conditions? Me not purchasing the goods wont change anything.
Why should I vote? My vote changes nothing.
Etc etc.

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RE[4]: buying imac
by bitwelder on Sun 30th Sep 2012 08:46 in reply to "RE[3]: buying imac"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Most of the hardware I buy is secondhand anyway, so even if I do own a Sony or Apple or Samsung or whatever device, they never saw my money.

Hmm... I'm not sure that I would fully agree with that.
Perhaps the owner of the device you're planning to buy is just waiting to sell her stuff, in order to buy (using the money you'll give) the brand new iteration of that same device.

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RE[4]: buying imac
by Mellin on Sun 30th Sep 2012 21:41 in reply to "RE[3]: buying imac"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06