Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jan 2006 16:50 UTC, submitted by mono
Intel Apple's television ads for its new Macs boast that for years, Intel's chips have been "trapped inside PCs - dull little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks." Now, the voiceover proclaims, the Intel processor will finally be set free. Of course, that's not exactly the way Intel would put it. "Never would we characterize our customers that way."
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RE[2]: IMO...
by situation on Sun 15th Jan 2006 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE: IMO..."
situation
Member since:
2006-01-10

It's amazing how snobby your reply sounds. Really, it does.
Just because you consider something stylish doesn't mean anyone else done. I personally think the Mac cases look rather simple and bland. Hiding everything from the user doesn't suddenly make a case "artistic". And I could say that without making it seem like I am having some mid-30s life crisis.

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RE[3]: IMO...
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 15th Jan 2006 06:43 in reply to "RE[2]: IMO..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

What is hidden from a user with an apple case?

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RE[4]: IMO...
by situation on Sun 15th Jan 2006 07:51 in reply to "RE[3]: IMO..."
situation Member since:
2006-01-10

The whole case feels restrictive. Removing or covering the eject button on the CD drive is supposed to be slick, but is irritating and sometimes troublesome if an application using the CD drive crashes / locks up and you cannot manually eject the CD. All the internals of the case are carefully sectioned off and locked away, as compared to nice and open ala a standard PC case. When I opened a G5 case I was stunned by how unfriendly and unaccomodating it seemed to any changes.

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RE[3]: IMO...
by kaiwai on Sun 15th Jan 2006 21:15 in reply to "RE[2]: IMO..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

It's amazing how snobby your reply sounds. Really, it does.
Just because you consider something stylish doesn't mean anyone else done. I personally think the Mac cases look rather simple and bland. Hiding everything from the user doesn't suddenly make a case "artistic". And I could say that without making it seem like I am having some mid-30s life crisis.


Oh pulease, bland? its called minimalism - stripping something back to its necessary components without the need to having unnecessary creature comforts - when my computer sits on my desk, it shouldn't be the dominating factor on the desk.

I don't need things hidden from me, I ran my own computer business for many years, selling computers I assembled myself and maintained for customers, so no, I'm not oblivious to the 'IT Wizardry' which seems to be the forté of geeks on here - make their IT knowledge seem to be more special that it really is.

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