Originally Posted by sheetal
Each company uses each other's products!
The largest Apple retailer, is actually Apple itself at its Apple Retail Stores.
Guess what Apples uses to enable mobile retail (the apple sales folks walking around with giant PDAs)?It's a Windows CE device!
Tell me about it and the BOH (Apple speak for BACK OF HOUSE) didn't update to Leopard until just a few months ago and having been in there a few times, I managed to get a screen shot of the computers running NORTON Anti Virus. How Ironic is that?
Yes, it's true. If you work in an Apple store, anyone can confirm this.
Along with Daily D, ARW, Business Widget, Family and Friends (3), Personal 1 (15%/25%), cages, iPhone runner,
What I still don't get (and I use a mac more these days) is that, the reason people think WOW, that's so cool done on a mac is that only 9% of the population will have every seen iWork templates, DVD Studio Pro, or FCP/Motion templates. Plus of course, all the times Bill has bailed Apple out!
You also don't hear about Jobs talking about Y'Z Dock (google it), I mean DOCK (not invented by Apple) nor indexing, which MSFT invented but didn't get out until Vista, yet MSFT can't do anything right can they! Then Apple tries and releases EXCHANGE PUSH, and 3rd PARTY apps, how is that going? Yeah, thought so. Being an Apple user is one thing, being a blind fan boy (or girl) irks me to know end, especially that most MAC users don't know anything about computing, heck, even the genius bar sends out the parts for repair, you think they take a mulitmenter and check to see if a chip is bad on the motherboard, ha, think again.
Meanwhile, Apple used to release iMacs in MATTE, now all GLOSSY which means NO GRAPHICS work, then, OPEN GP had the following speeds on a Macbook (and YOU STILL COULD NOT PLAY GAMES), 71%. 101%, 140%, then 171% with Leopard, why did that matter? Because you could run MOTION on it even though you could not play games, so what does APPLE do? They release X300 and now open GL is a terrible 71% affecting mind you, only 1% if not less of the user base, the real creatives, the people that really made Apple who they are. Instead, the bash MSFT (commercials) and screw the PRO user (also changed the firewire in MB and iMAC to NON TEXAS INSTRUMENTS which = a lot of problems, again, screwing the PRO user.
I was reading a book on marketing a while back and it listed good and bad boss's and what to watch out for and I kid you not, it had things like, if they make fun of the competition, paranoid, and on and on, every point could be said about Jobs, and I like Apple stuff, but c'mon, $500+ for $60 RAM? ONBOARD GPU as they are still afraid of losing the PRO user base?
Apple is paranoid.