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Don't expect explosive growth now for the iPhone. Too many people own or will soon own both an iPhone and an iPad. It is only natural that those people will preferably access the web from their iPad, EXCEPT when they are on the road, i.e., when they may not have their iPad on them -- Then they will still use the iPhone.
[B]Lureware{/B] -- Great opportunity for Apple to make a (subtle nagware) Windows client.But what if Apple, of all companies, decided to make such a client one of the optional downloads, available from the QuickTime/Safari/SoftwareUpdate/MacOSXclient installer for Windows?If orchestrated properly, the added functionality to run MacOSX software, including the complete MacOSX login experience, could actually increase interest in the platform, rather than keep Windows users...
Thanks for pointing that out. Sound is essential. Indeed, what is needed for remote operation is that the user has access to all the peripherals, one would expect at an independent workstation.
Graphic designers hate colorful adornments to windows because they detract from the designs they are working on.
The next thing you will see is that apps for Windows will sport brownish colors (just like the best-selling Zune), a color MS already has experience with. Unfortunately, there are other things beside leather that are brown. On a more serious note, leather is also pretty common on the desktop. I have several leather gadgets lying in my closet that were given to me as Christmas presents, that I should have used on my desk: a calender stand, an agenda cover, cylindrical pen...
The processing is supposed to happen at the remote MONSTER machine, including the GPU stuff. Let's hope that the network, the VNC (or better) protocol, and the less powerful client computer can deal with speedy enough screen updates. If so, heavy duty gaming using a remote graphical login should be feasible.
Yes, Xwindow has had the feature for ages, mostly on Unix/Linux systems, but also on openVMS, Macs, etc. But there are actually 2 different behaviors. 1. The basic one is that every program can actually be started to display its windows remotely. (I wonder whether this will be possible on the Mac -- Of course, using X11 we already can do this now). 2. The higher level one is where the whole login session uses a remote screen. And there is more to it than just making the...
What will happen to the MacMini Server pricing? I see that MacMall is now offering the MacMini Server at a $50 discount, rather than $100 for the regular MacMini. Far from proportional, I would say (or it would be $125 rather than $50). Considering that MacOSX Server will be included in Lion, there won't be a further price premium for MacOSX Server over regular MacOSX. Therefore the MacMini Server's price may come down. (Expect the MacMini Server to come with a 10...
1. (Unfortunately,) there exists too much diversity in national TV-standards. And yes, even though we are talking about download TV, you couldn't expect such a TV to have no tuner at all, unless the tuner gets relegated to a settop box. This isn't going to happen. Companies such as Philips that aren't exactly trying to play the Apple game (indeed, they completely ignore Apple or at least they always seem to include Windows-specific incompatibilities in their designs)...
BUT, the decision may keep some people (e.g., in small businesses) from simplifying a complex unix network by (kicking out e.g., Sun, and) providing the server functionality from MacOSX (referring to NFS here).On the other hand, I vigorously applaud Apple's decision to provide MacOSX Server functionality for anyone, because there are many households with several Macs, and it would certainly make the greater public aware of and knowledgeable about MacOSX as a server....
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