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Why are the labels excluding iTunes Plus from this new DRM-free idea? iTunes has a lot more customers than Amazon MP3, and it's easy to sell on both (EMI is, afterall). It seems the labels have some sort of problem with Apple. Why should they, though, when iTunes could get them a lot more sales since most people don't even know about Amazon MP3. It just seems odd...
They didn't HAVE to turn it off, though. If I recall, X11 was supposed to be a Panther feature, but they released a preview test version for Jaguar. It didn't expire; you just couldn't download it anymore once Panther was released. They should have done the same for Boot Camp and avoided all this bad press and greedy attitude.
The question is, why does Apple have to disable access to the Boot Camp application? 1) It works just fine. 2) Any systems that require newer drivers than the Tiger Boot Camp beta provides will ship with leopard anyway. 3) Disabling access will piss off people who CANNOT upgrade to leopard yet for one reason or another. Yes, we are out there. Yes, we are running software that still has issues under Leopard. Wouldn't it be easier to say "Boot Camp under Tiger is...
These patent troll companies need to be crushed immediately. They are a tumor on the technology industry. They produce absolutely nothing at all and do nothing but harass companies who do. I really hope patent reform happens soon. These lawsuits end up costing everyone more money in the end; defending them costs money and companies like Apple end up passing the costs to us. Only the lawyers benefit.
One of the problems with sharing your net connection freely over WiFi is liability. What if some disturbed individual parks in front of your house and uses your open WiFi to download child pornography onto his laptop? Some server out there will have *YOUR* IP as the address that downloaded the data. When the server gets busted, the authorities will come after YOU for child porn. Do you really want to deal with that? A less extreme example would be your neighbor...
There's this wonderful concept known as "renegotiating a contract". AT&T is benefiting greatly from iPhone sales right now. They'd probably lose a lot more than they'd have to gain in a lawsuit if Apple decided to tell them to go f**k themselves. Both sides benefit from this contract. Contracts can be renegotiated. Just because it's a certain way now doesn't mean it can't be changed.
The fact that so many iPhones were being bought just to be unlocked shows that... Holy crap, there's a market for unlocked iPhones! I hope Apple eventually realizes this and starts giving us a choice. If they make it unlocked, most people will probably still go with AT&T, since it's so convenient to sign up through iTunes and all. But when they travel, they'll have the convenience of using other sim cards. There's also those people who are already on another US...
That wouldn't explain the Nvidia issues. We're talking major issues, like a huge memory leak in the driver that locks up the entire system when you've been running certain 3D apps for just a few minutes.
A friends iMac has all kinds of freezing issues, especially while running Second Life. People are quick to blame Second Life, but that's not the problem. I run it on my Mac Pro with Radeon X1900XT and it runs for hours without a problem. Apple has been flaking out in the video driver department. Big time. There are problems especially with the latest Macbook Pros (Nvidia 8600) and iMacs (Radeon HD). I think the worst thing about this is they REFUSE to admit there's a...
Leopard seems faster than tiger on the same hardware, provided there is enough RAM. Why exclude 800MHz G4s, which run Tiger pretty darn well? Leopard may acually be a bit faster, since they've done so much optimization. But noooo.... Apple wants you to buy a new Mac. Figures.
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