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Then they would not have made a lot of the smart decisions they have made today and would still be charging $1500 for the lowest model MacBook. =P

The thing that killed Apple? Really? Cost. Simply cost.

And that's what will make Apple the winner in this next-gen computer battle, Microsoft knows it's quickly losing market share-and Vista, in an attempt to fix that, will likely end in a massacre for them.

This next few years is going to be bloody, and a very good and cheap time to buy whatever computer you want-because each of the companies are going to be releasing hardware that's cheaper, trying to fight off the other company.

Another place where Microsoft loses is the hardware biz. In that, it's not involved with it whatsoever, whereas Apple has complete control over theirs. =P

hahaha apple is still a little fart compared to MS and if you think somehow apple is gonna turn over this giant company then think again. it will take decades to take over MS if apple really could. they are hardcore Windoze lovers too so dont think that apple is gonna be David and Goliath story.

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Compare it to a Cadilac. It,s gonna cost some bucks but if you stick with it you will get the best looks and performance around. :)

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I drive a Dodge :)

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Rock on bro. I drive an F150.

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FORD= Found On Road Dead

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Ahem... even though this thread could go on for years about how bad Fords suck, let's keep it on topic... :thumbsdown_anim:

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yea the metaphors to the cadillac=mac started it all. i love mac and their beauty. their are truly the only computer is beautiful and powerful. only thing is my imac runs slow when it runs something under rosetta. only 512 MB ram and dam the apple ram is expensive. and apple gave me two 256 MB chips of ram so it would cost me alot to upgrade. with the amount of typing i do in word it makes me mad that when i type all i can run is word and maybe safari for research but basically my 4 year old pc runs faster than it when in rosetta. i still love macs though, it will take time but eventually all the programs will go universal or most likely in a lil while it will only be the intel binary becuase its not like apple is going to go back to ppc. anyways my fingers are hurting and im tired good night.
CHEVY RULES!!!!!!!!

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I would say Apples complete control is one of the things that truly holds them back :2cents:

Microsoft doesn't need to be involved with hardware, they just need to support it :D


And that's exactly what holds Microsoft back, the need to support 10+ years of legacy code and billions of different hardware combinations.

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that's exactly what holds Microsoft back, the need to support 10+ years of legacy code and billions of different hardware combinations.


NO, thats what makes them rich$$$$$

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yea because college students can get a windows laptop for like 400-500 dollars with an intel core 2 duo processor. mac gives them a discount but still the cheapest laptop is like 1000 dollars which most college students dont have to throw away on a beautiful laptop. if it works for them then they are happy. if it is beautiful then better but mostly if it works good. and windows offers that truly. if a person gets GOOD antivirus software then then most likely will not get a virus and if they do then it is cuz they are downloading porn and illegal software. windows isnt bad its just not as good as Mac.

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i wouldn't mind if the looks were not good but it is a bonus! (lol a monkey mac)


Made by Monkeys too :D

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Apple, in my opinion, is very good at combining form and function. For example, I recently had the displeasure of upgrading my aunt's new Compaq Presario SR1810NX (or something like that.) Firstly, the case inside is hard to work in. Secondly, the PCI slots were all held in by one screw, that held down a cover that kinda clipped onto the back of the box. The screw is right next to the edge of the case, and it's very hard to get a screwdriver in there. Secondly adding another hard drive is a bit like trying to do brain surgery, you have to lift a latch, weave cables around stuff, and things like that. The worst part, however, was getting the cards out of her old Compaq, which used the old-style Torx heads that Compaq is known and hated for. The old one has a worse mess of cables and such than the new, even though the PCI cards are latched in the normal way. Also, the thing is covered in stickers and ugly plastic moldings and such, and a not-very-organized rear end.

Compare this to my cousin's new Mac Pro:
Upgrading the hard drive was a snap, no latches or screws needed.
Adding a PCI card was ridicolously simple, and I didn't have to break out the special screwdriver set. Also, the back of the Pro is both a) neatly organized and :rolleyes: stunning to look at. That pretty much describes the whole thing, really. No ugly "Intel Inside" or "Windows Vista-Ready" or "ATI" stickers, anywhere. Only distinguishing marks are the Apple logos on the sides.

So really, Apple isn't about form vs. function, it's about form AND function.

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One of the benefits of PC's is that you can choose any case your hart desires :)

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has anyone noticed that whenever there is a laptop in a movie or commercial it is ALWAYS a silver macbook pro. thats how beautiful they are, they are used on TV instead of the ugly pc's. just thought i would throw that in.

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Sure, look at the West Wing with their PowerBook G3's, or Alias and Heroes using KDE. Oh wait....

(24 switched from Mac to KDE at one point as well. That's product placement!)

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NO, thats what makes them rich$$$$$


Nope, what made Microsoft rich was using strongarm tactics to discourage computer makers from selling computers with any other OS besides Windows. Unfortunately, by the time the government got involved to try to reign them in, most of the damage had already been done, which left them being the dominant company in the operating system market. That momentum hasn't entirely gone away, but it is starting to slip some, with Apple and various Linux vendors gaining some market share.

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yea because college students can get a windows laptop for like 400-500 dollars with an intel core 2 duo processor.


I've never seen one of these in the wild. Can someone please find me one?

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yea hp sent me a magazine with their laptops for 500 with core2duo

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Linkwise please? I don't get to see your mailer, so it's as good as {censored} if I can't see it.

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Apple could follow Asustek which introduced Asrock .Asrock = ASUS on the cheap
With cheap Applerock Mac ...OSX could gain some market shares from Windows






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