Originally Posted by TBaggins
This thread is fun, but ppl are kinda missing the big picture...
The way these things work is usually a progression along these lines:
Step 1: IGNORE
Step 2: RIDICULE
Step 3: ATTACK
Step 4: COPY
Step 5: STEAL
Nonsense and I love Mac's.
Note Jobs never talks about DOCK! Google Y'Z'Dock to find the inventor.
MSFT invented INDEXING but APPLE got it done first in OSX then came vista, so you THINK that they are stealing when it's the other way around.
MSFT has bailed out APPLE many times, no MSFT, and there would be NO Apple.
Widgets? Gadgets? Hello, even google has widgets.
Time Machine? System Restore, a long time before time machine.
And mac users tend to be stupid too, I don't know why but they are, typical mac user hasn't a clue about 667 FSB vs 1000FSB, not to mention Apple charging $500 or more for $120 memory.
Still, check this, on a macbook, the GPU benchmarks used to be 71%, then 104% then 140% then 171% open GL on a macbook, sure, you could not play games but you could run motion, so what did apple do? They crippled it. Now its 71% and no motion, so they cripple it for the less than 1% of the marketshare users, the PROS that MADE apple famous.
Add to that the iMac's used to be in MATTE for GRAPHIC PRO'S and now that they are more powerful, it's all GLOSSY = NON PRO USE as the color correction is all wrong.
Through in that Apple DUMPED standard FIREWIRE (TEXAS INSTRUMENTS) on the MACBOOKS and iMACS and you have LOTS of problems with FIREWIRE PRO AUDIO/VIDEO devices, forcing pro's to get a MAC PRO or MBP and if you want games, the same.
Here's a PRO link on FIREWIRE on the APPLE LINE and when they DUMPED to a cheaper firewire chipset.http://www.gearslutz.com/board/music...-feb-08-a.html
Take off the rose colored glasses and realize that 1) EXCHANGE and 3rd Party app's (Hello mobile me nightmare and no PUSH and dealing with 3rd party apps not as easy as APPLE thought it would be and MSFT is doing pretty good, especially considering if they wanted, MSFT could swoop in (if they said the HECK with ANTI TRIUST), Nvidia, ATI, INTEL, HP, GOOGLE and still have 90% of the market and dominate everything.
Please, don't be a typical fan boy (or girl) who is misinformed.
Apple stole many of their idea's and yet people STILL to this day think it's the other way around.