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We see more and more accountants going Mac. With everything rushing to the cloud, this has become easier and requires less software such as Parallels to make it work. What bugs me is we end up troubleshooting the various software out there, noting and reporting bugs, and when we call with a tech support question, we have to pretend we are on PCs because the default response on the other end is 'we don's support Macs.' They don't even wait till you ask your question....
I hear you on the 12" PB. I kept it for basic stuff like letting my son write his papers or playing Platypus and even some old Math games that only worked on those old Macs. But he ventured to my 27" iMac and felt the speed and power and found new apps. And every time I sat down to use that 12" PB, it felt slower and slower. Surfing was painful. Everything was just painfully slow. I really enjoyed it over the years and probably those memories more than anything made...
If you have a computer laying around to run OS 9 apps, perhaps Lion isn't for you. By dropping Rosetta, many of those software vendors might get off their butts and upgrade their software or drivers. We have a small business so I understand the Microsoft Office 2004 vs. 2011 issues. I know it's a pain to upgrade all your spreadsheets to the new version. It's painful to upgrade to new software. But the gain is usually a more secure, faster, more efficient OS and down...
This is good. It will force me to get off my butt and finish converting everything I've ever done in AppleWorks 6 to Excel or Pages documents. Even though I haven't used it to create a document in some time, it will be sad to see AppleWorks go. Probably one of my most used apps if you include the jurassic period before OS X.
When I would set up computers for family or clients, under a single bookmark, I'd place macupdate.com, apple support forums and other helpful sites to aid in future troubleshooting. It's a huge relief to see Apple finally put these links in and make it easier for those that help others set up and maintain their computers.
You're right.. I had to use an Apple reference there. I can't remember what it was called on the NeXT. It even worked over networks. My NeXT cube still runs and the OS could blend in with today and do just fine. Here's another neat feature: you could click the 'lips' icon in any email window and attach a quick voice message. But back to Lion. I remember seeing a Mac II at a store, gasping at the beautiful colors. The store owner was giving a great demo and a customer ended...
I'm very happy to see more and more UI goodness from NeXTSTEP appear in Mac OS X. I used a NeXT all through college and adapted quickly to the NeXT way. Once I did, it was very very difficult to come back to a Mac. I'd be wishing it had more of the NeXT capabilities. I really miss Publish and Subscribe. There is a youtube video where a young Steve Jobs demoes the NeXT OS. He even makes a few jabs at the Mac OS along the way. Tear off menus are another thing I miss a...
I'm old school. I love the metallic feel of aluminum. It reeks of quality and durability and looks fantastic. No smudges, no scratches. It just looks refined. Carbon Fiber might be better, but to most, it will look like a cost cutting measure. It will look and feel like plastic. The benefits would have to be quite overwhelming before I switched. On top of all that, we wouldn't get to hear Bertrand Serlet and J. Ive say aluminum during keynotes.
Good point. Separate the components and lower the prices so we can purchase chunks on the App store. This appears to be the direction Apple is going as today, FaceTime 1.0 appeared in the App store for .99 cents. We've all read how Apple is going to sell software on the App store and make room in their retail stores for showcasing more hardware. I wonder if this App store (with the 30% chunk going to Apple) will cross over to hardware? Why not just remove the Apple Store...
I like the daisy chaining and power features Love the fact that it's smaller than USB It has a definite 'one way only' shape for easy plug in A lot of good stuff going for this port. FW800 is clumsy as hell and wiggles around in the port. You have to look at it first before you attempt to plug it in. It's huge. We want thin kit. I hope Thunderbolt fits snug. Ethernet jacks snap in and you never have to worry about loose cables. This port seems to have a lot of...
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