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Well, I rarely use headphones with my Mac. And I don't listen to music on it late at night, so I don't turn the volume down. [rant on] I wish I could just turn that damn sound off PERMANENTLY without resorting to hacks. Oh, and that damn blinking notebook sleep light. Geez, that's annoying at night. Great idea, but again, let me turn the damn thing off already--or at least make it less bright when it's dark out. [rant off] I can only hope the MacinTels will solve these...
Not if your wife is sleeping in the next room and you need to reboot your machine after installing a system update that you downloaded late at night. Yeah, you could turn your volume down or unplug the speakers, but who remembers? Not me, unfortunately. Negative spouse points.
How does Apple sell so many iPods? It's just a commodity MP3 player.
Good post. That all makes a lot of sense. My only concern now is XBox and IBM's chips. Is Microsoft trying to become Apple (integrated hardware and software vendor) and trying to dump Dell & HP by using the Xbox as The New Home Computer? Has Apple moved to Intel just as Microsoft moves away? Yeah, it's a long shot, but interesting to think about.
Yeah, I don't believe those June 2006 rumours at all. They're about as believable as PowerPage's rumor that FireWire is going away in the new iBooks. Unless Apple makes some sort of converter for all those DV cameras out there that come with Firewire connectors, there's no way Firewire can be abandoned on Macs. (iPods, obviously, are a different story.) And a subnotebook/superPDA/super-iPod is on my wishlist, too.
i.e., you didn't. Words. They're powerful tools.
Re-read T'hain Esh Kelch's post and replace the final "Intel - Classic" with "Intel: Classic". Then I think you'll understand what he's saying (i.e., that OS9/Classic doesn't run on OSX/Intel and thus would not have been a viable transition to OS X; without Classic, Apple would have a hard time convincing users to move to OS X).
Oh, that's an interesting take on events! Maybe Steve's seeing it as a win/win situation: He eventually got what he wanted (Intel chips) and IBM got what it wanted (the games console business) and Apple and IBM both got respect again in the meantime. Well, except for the 3 GHz fiasco...
It would have been cheaper and easier overall, but without OS X being a proven entity in 1999, were Adobe & MS too averse to risk to make the double jump back then? Didn't both Microsoft and Adobe balk at migrating to the then-unproven OS X? Didn't they push hard for Carbon so they'd have to change their apps as little as possible for OS X? Would Adobe & MS have rewritten their code for OS X and for X86 all at once? How hard would that have been without XCode in 1999?...
And I don't want a Photoshop clone, much as this poster said: http://discussions.apple.com/thread....58240&tstart=0
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