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Not the political fellow. Go to iTunes. There are some podcasts of The Hour.He really is great. pmcd
Regarding the Apple TV. Great product. As for those who think you have to convert media files to play this then you haven't done your homework. It will play, sync and stream virtually any file without having to do anything at all to the hardware itself. Get a flash drive and install xbmc/boxee or just Perian. It's essentially the same as playing these files on any Mac. You need codecs for Quicktime to play them and installing them on an AppleTV takes under 10 minutes of...
You don't need X11 for LaTeX. It's hard to imagine producing any mathematical document with anything but TeX unless you are thinking of just basic equations. While I quite understand your aversion to troff ( nightmares....) you might want to have a look at LyX. It's a very good front-end to LaTeX and it's free and doesn't require X11. The addition of MathType 6 support to pages is good news. Hopefully they will get the baseline stuff right and support drag and drop. Nisus...
I agree completely, almost. I also have both and the iPhone is far better for me. My Asus basically gathers dust. I have standardized on iPhone's/iTouch's, 3 Mac Minis and 3 Tablet PC's running Windows. Windows is far superior for people wanting an active digitizing screen input. I couldn't imagine ever going back to the typewriter model of a computer. Too bad it's not OSX, but Apple seems to believe that handwriting is a thing of the past (and they might be right). For...
All junk. It's not even worth thinking about. philip
The MacBook is really nice. I don't personally "believe" in laptops, but if one must have a portable typewriter and communication device then the MacBook is a great choice. In fact, for most people it is probably the best computer to buy.It's not clear what is to become of desktops so it's hard to compare things with the Mac Pro and iMac in mind. If you throw those out for the moment then it seems to me that the Mac Mini and iPhone/iTouch are the only products that make...
Well you are correct that it hasn't been updated. But, it is hardly crappy. It's probably the best computer Apple makes. Makes use of your HDTV, fast enough for most tasks, small, quiet, lot's of expansion capability. The Dell Studio is similar but has HDMI. The Mini could do with HDMI and an easier way to expand RAM. But even as is it's a great system.philip
Finally, someone with common sense. philip
A lot of things take time and effort. That doesn't mean financial return is the only motivation. True artists typically do not operate that way. philip
$500 for a 2 gig version with flexible video would certainly be more appealing. It would be even nicer to have a Mini without a DVD player and an internal power source (perhaps even battery powered). I'm not convinced that laptops require screens that are attached to qwerty keyboards. There is room for a portable Mini as long as the setup process is seamless.On the other hand if a Mac tablet were to come out then that would be a whole new ballgame. The whole current...
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