Originally Posted by Constable Odo
As a Mac user
So am I. I have both but user mac 90% of the time.....
Originally Posted by Constable Odo
Windows 7 will have little or no negative impact on Mac sales. People buy Macs because they want Macs. They want the Apple brand, not just some PC.
Anyway. Go Mac and let's get that tablet on the market. I want that oversize Touch very badly.
No, no, no...
At the time of Vista, Microsoft had to support
February 2000\tWindows 2000\tNT 5.0.2195\tExtended Support until July 13, 2010\t6
September 2000\tWindows Me\t4.90.3000\tUnsupported\t6
October 2001\tWindows XP\tNT 5.1.2600\tExtended Support until April 8, 2014 for SP3 and July 13, 2010 for SP2. (RTM and SP1 unsupported).\t8
March 2003\tWindows XP 64-bit Edition (IA-64)\tNT 5.2.3790\tUnsupported\t6
April 2003\tWindows Server 2003\tNT 5.2.3790\tCurrent for SP1, R2, SP2 (RTM unsupported).\t8
April 2005\tWindows XP Professional x64 Edition\tNT 5.2.3790\tCurrent\t8
July 2006\tWindows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs\tNT 5.1.2600\tCurrent\t8
November 2006 (volume licensing)
January 2007 (retail)\tWindows Vista\tNT 6.0.6002\tCurrent. Version changed to NT 6.0.6001 with SP1 (February 4, 2008) and to NT 6.0.6002 with SP2 (April 28, 2009).\t8
July 2007\tWindows Home Server\tNT 5.2.4500\tCurrent\t8
February 2008\tWindows Server 2008\tNT 6.0.6002\tCurrent. Version changed to NT 6.0.6002 with SP2 (April 28, 2009).\t8
October 2009 \tWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2\tNT 6.1.7600\tRTM
So now all they are doing is getting rid of XP,
It;s a known fact that numerous I.T. departments will upgrade from XP to Windows 7.
No corprate companies updated to Vista, zero.
Now having tried Vista as well as Windows 7, 7 is much faster and can use older hardware than Vista could, so they have done something correct with the coding. Plus they will no longer have to support a dozen operating systems, just Win 7, Vista (hardly any), Server 03and 08 which will also be replaced with Windows 7 server.
Windows 7 will be huge and since most workers will have it at their office, they won;t think twice about getting a new machine with Windows 7 and if the COURIER NOTE PAD is REAL, this means for the first time, like Apple, Microsoft will have 100% control over their hardware and this will be a game changer.
Now, let's take a look at Apple, coming from an Apple fan himself:
They dropped .mac and went with something that looks like windows with mobile me
and when released, remember the nightmare trying to support somthing that was not theirs, Exchange? It was a nightmare yet MSFT has to do this with thousands of software and support. The windows CERTIFIED normally means, in addition to the company paying MSFT, but also means there will be no problems.
Dropped the word computer from their name, catering to consumers more than pro's.
Apple 1 to 1 support used to be part of Apple Genius support which got you faster service, plus the 1 to 1 trainers used to know Shake, Final Cut Pro, Logic, Motion, et-cetera, now all they know (TRAINERS) is iLife and most of the customers are iPhone and Vista switchers who want to learn how to send a e-mail attachment, sad really.
Used to have Mac Pro PPC machines at $1400 plus most iMacs had Matte so you would find them in many design studios.
Apple released a Macbook that once had a 171% openGL rating that did NOT affect gamers but did allow ussers to run MOTION, a few weeks later, released an update which dropped it all the way down to 71%, affecting only the Pro users, or ProSumers, those who kept them afloat BEFORE the iPhone.
Apple then released a faster GPU Macbook, but this time it didn't have FIREWIRE, again, a slap on the faces of the Pro USERS.
Fanboyz, who are the JOBS CAN DO NO WRONG stated over and over it was a SPACE issue with the lack of Firewire. Of course, they were prooved wrong with the newer Macbook that had FIREWIRE and BETTER GPU. Boy did that quiet the fan boys.
Is still under the impression that the PRO MARKET will be hurt if they release a machine that could do a lot, quad or 8 core i7 machines, eating away at Mac Pro machines when the truth is, Gamers alone= more sales then MUSIC and VIDEO combined. once again, has it wrong.
Then you have the enthusiast video editor who cannot afford a Mac Pro and why should they? The Mac Pro uses ON PURPOSE ECC memory and SERVER CPU'S, this is INSANE, this is supposed to be a work station, not a server as it's made with server parts.
Has yet to release a mid range machine like they did just a few years ago.
Avid/Digi design, the owners of Avid and Pro-Tools, saw the writing on the wall and purchased the company M-Audio, which sells millions in PRO SUMER hardware, has yet to realize that if they released a mid range machine that had quad/octo i7 cores, not only would gamers buy these machines (REMEMBER, the sales are larger then MUSIC and VIDEO COMBINED), they would be purchased by PROsumer Musicians, Editors, Teachers, Start up producers, as well as all PRO users as they would have these machines as back up.
Presently, call Sumphony Video in Burbank that teaches Final Cut but mostly AVID.
They, as well as many companies I have been to such as Bravo, and other MAC users, that this school switched to PC servers as it gave more bang for the buck, especially when rendering, and Apple has yet to fill that gap either.
Has made a lot of mistakes but to think that anything other than their Mac Pro, are all MOBILE PARTS, thinks that Windows is going to be a flop at a time when MMS just came out on the iPhone, Tethering is not allowed (unless jailbroken), and that all macbook pro's except the 17" no longer have express slots..(NEEDED VERY MUCH BY AUDIO/VIDEO USERS as it takes the load off the CPU), is a scam as you can no longer buy a 13/15 as a Pro machine.This is just ONE example of an express card, makes all the older machines worth more actually for pro or prosumer users.http://www.uaudio.com/products/uad/uad2sl/index.html
Should not force users to spend several thousand dollars for a MBP or a SERVER WORKSTATION, crap, even Ô TV still doesn't have DVR, why not? Because they want you to BUY the episodes from iTunes, not record them, same reason FLASH is NOT on the iPhone, Google "REAL REASON FLASH IS NOT ON iPhone" and you will get dozens of hits talking about Apple feeling threating by FLASH APPS and VIDEO as then you could (example), watch ABC LOST SEASON 1, ALL, 2, ALL, 3, ALL, 4, ALL and most of 5, but again, would rather have you spend the money on iTunes.
Windows 7 is going to be HUGE and updated everywhere and now that they have the $29 teacher/educator special pricing, it will be that much bigger as everyone wants a legit copy and I find it ironic that in one APPLE INSIDER story, where they spoke of Apples SNOWS pricing vs MSFT, how quickly they forgot about the $129 price.
Is Apple going to fall of the face of the earth, of course NOT, but will Windows 7 and possibly the new Courier make a difference? Yes, huge. As every company in the world that still uses XP will update and everyone know's a teacher or two that will have them buy a copy of Windows 7 for $29 dollars.
The only help I see getting is if they release a mid range sub $999 headless quad/octo machine based on the i7 and stop worrying about the minuscule sales that the Mac Pro's make.
Time for marketing to get it together.
My past titles:
National Marketing and Promotional Director, Composer for Trailers, Studio Manager for very famous composer, Director of Artist Relations, Sound Designer, I.T. Professional mostly MACS, PR, (ala Publicity which Apple gets a lot of free due to the ON PURPOSE HYPE/LEAKS, and Business Affairs, reading contracts and determining royalties.
Just something to think about.