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I think it's great that Apple's binging the flag-ship (if it is the Mac Pro) back home. Also hope it's a real PC-eating beast!
The full letter confirms Jobs and Apple as fair and honest traders. End of story.
Nice post SFLOCAL! I set up two XP Pro (SP3) machines for the office a couple of years ago (Windas coz of a small budget and the workers only knew MS shite), and tried to run them without AV software for a couple of weeks as a experiment to see (as a curious Mac user) how they stood up: was XP really that vulnerable? Both hopelessly infected via the browser in three days of occasional use on the internet! Reinstalled with Kaspersky and worked OK for a few months but then...
Just updated. No problems. Apart from having to use MS Office. Actually Office is fast and reliable on the MBAir and has a lot of nice features (for academic work). The problem is the nifty features are so hard to find and implement among all the levels of menus and dialogue boxes that you need to spend weeks or months to learn to use the suite with anything approaching 'ease'. The learning curve for iWork is far easier (and KeyNote is far smarter than the car salesman's...
The pre-paid market is huge in India, China and developing economies. That's what Apple would be going after if it produced a new lower-cost model (not my taste but prob plastic for easier, cheaper production and multi colours). For legal reasons in Oz, the iPhone has been available here from Apple sans contract almost from the start. Indeed, my sister has a (no contract) pre-paid 4S and I have an on-contract 5. -- "Prepaid accounts for 95% of cellphone handsets in...
Such a shame that Kodak is no more. How quickly they fell! Used their photography products since the 1970s and even had a 2003 Kodak compact camera like the one pictured, which was excellent. At least Apple is another American brand to carry on if just a small part of their legacy.
Or you could look at failure rate: Apple has half the failures (to satisfy/fix/solve) as the next best company. They're more than twice as good with customers as the others. You pay more you expect more and you get more - simple!
The MB Air design is so perfect it's hard to see major changes. One thing, however, might be to move the Power key out of the keyboard grid or give it a flush button (like the MB Pro has); the number of times I accidentally hit the stop/restart key while typing is really annoying!
Hah! That's the exact model I suggested my sister buy to replace her creaking Asus piece of plastic 6 months ago. She doesn't run Windows on it though, just the latest MacOS. I've a 13" MB Air that runs Win7 faultlessly in VMWare (4 and now 5).
Hopelessly undercooked, indeed! In Oz, last time I looked, satellite views are still in B/W and dozens of town positions are incorrect. A disaster, by Apple's usual high standards. However, apart from a long list of readily avoidable errors (!) it's a very impressive app: fast, attractive, easy to use, etc.. Potentially, better than the Google Maps app it replaces. 
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