TechTV: Mad at .mac, not planning to buy Jaguar

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  • Reply 41 of 74
    $120 is too much for this upgrade dammit. I'd say price the upgrade for current X users at around $59 and that's fair. They would probably make just as much money off the $59 upgrade cuz a lot less people would pirate it.
  • Reply 42 of 74
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I actually think Leo is a pretty smart guy. He's said things on the show in the past that have totally surprised me in regards to his computer knowledge.



    I really don't agree with what he said though. Saying he thinks it'll be the most pirated OS ever, then saying "I'm not going to be paying for it" and Brett saying "I'm not buying it"... looks real good, guys. You can read into their comments quite easily.



    I was quite happy to pay $129 for OSX the first time, and I'd pay it again. If I didn't think there was enough new stuff in the release to make it worth the money, I'd pass on it. Simple as that. I'm sure as hell not going to pirate Apple new operating system.



    BTW, I thought I saw on Apple's site that if bought a new Mac between today and August 14, you only paid $29 or something for 10.2 - was I seeing things? Can't seem to find that again.



    [ 07-17-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 43 of 74
    macasaurusmacasaurus Posts: 243member
    Well by saying they aren't going to purchase it themselves, it sorta implies that they are going to get it by pirating means.
  • Reply 43 of 74
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>For you guys with short memories:



    1997 - Mac OS 8 - $99

    1998 - Mac OS 8.1 - free

    1998 - Mac OS 8.5 - $99

    1999 - Mac OS 8.6 - free

    1999 - Mac OS 9.0 - $99

    2000 - Mac OS X Public Beta - $29

    2000 - Mac OS 9.1 - free

    2001 - Mac OS X 10.0 - $129

    2001 - Mac OS 9.2 - free

    2001 - Mac OS X 10.1 - free

    2002 - Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar - $129



    It's the same old, same old. I bet anybody who doesn't plan to pay for Jaguar hasn't paid for any of the past OS updates other than with computer purchases.



    In the Apple world, 1 year = 1 full retail priced update. This is why I joined the student ADC while I was a student. It's clockwork.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    $129 is steep. $99 just is better. it sounds better. it's not triple digits.



    I buy all my updates but OS X was expensive at $129 for me. and it really was problematic. 10.2 really seems like the polished OS we have been waiting for and it kind of sucks we have to pay so much to get that polish.



    I'll pay it but I still think the pricing sucks
  • Reply 45 of 74
    I work for a living. Maybe we should get a working class discount, something like the education discount?
  • Reply 46 of 74
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    It's great isn't it? I placed my $69 order for Jaguar earlier tonight. My dad's a teacher/college professor.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    My Mother works for a School Dist. Does she just contact Apple with her credentials? Or is there another process?
  • Reply 47 of 74
    "TechTV demands bigger numbers!"
  • Reply 48 of 74
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>



    My Mother works for a School Dist. Does she just contact Apple with her credentials? Or is there another process?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    All you have to do is go to Apple's education link at the Apple Store. Any time I've ordered stuff thru there they never asked for proof or anything.
  • Reply 49 of 74
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>

    BTW, I thought I saw on Apple's site that if bought a new Mac between today and August 14, you only paid $29 or something for 10.2 - was I seeing things? Can't seem to find that again.



    [ 07-17-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'm pretty sure it's the same $20 "shipping and handling" fee like they had with the 10.1 update.
  • Reply 50 of 74
    Jaguar is not a "point release" in the previous connotation of the word. It appears that Apple has improved every aspect of the OS. The problem seems to be calling it 10.2. Some have suggested that it would be better to call it 10.5 or something like that. Maybe, but look at it this way. Apple has, for the past couple of years I guess, hyped OS 10. All you heard was OS 10 here, OS 10 there. OS 10 has got to be around for a decent period of time. If they call it OS 10.5, they are already half way to 11! OS 10 has been too hyped to simply have it hang around for a only one or two years. My bet is that every significant upgrade (and I would absolutely consider Jaguar to be that) will only increment by a tenth of a point. Bug fix releases will be between the upgrades (10.1.5, etc..) It is somewhat of a different numbering scheme that what we are used to in the past, but I would imagine that it is time to get used to it. This present scheme allows Apple to utilize 9 large upgrades (if needed) before they move onto OS 11 (or whatever). I think this allows them to milk OS 10 for all its worth. Maybe you don't like the price, but I for one think that the enhancements introduced in Jaguar will dramatically shape how we interact with technology in the coming years. Some of you said that much of the stuff offered does not at this point interest you. My opinion? It will. Maybe not right away, but soon enough many of the technologies developed in Jaguar will the ones that you will cause you to say "How did I ever live without that?" And Apple has to lay the groundwork for those technologies, so that when you finally decide to use it, it will be intuitive and seamless and all the other great things Apple brings to their products. I know a heck of a lot of people who said that they would never have the need for a cell phone. Now it is strange to see people who DON'T have a cell phone. I see these technologies as evolving it the same fashion. We just have to pay for it now so that we can have the experience with it later. Just a couple thoughts for all of you to chew on.



    Ed
  • Reply 51 of 74
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    Cooooool man. It worked. Looks like my Mother can order stuff if she wants to. I just may have to switch her over from the Darkside.
  • Reply 52 of 74
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:

    <strong>Cooooool man. It worked. Looks like my Mother can order stuff if she wants to. I just may have to switch her over from the Darkside.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Great to hear
  • Reply 53 of 74
    May I saw Brett Larson also defended the OS 10.2 price buy saying that is less than a dallor for every feature in 10.2. That was stated on Call For Help. TechTV has gone down hill and Leo Laporte is turning in to a joke, all he wants to do now is make a quick buck. When ZDTV first started TechTV it was all about People talking to People now its Hey GO BUY MY BOOK. I haven't went out and bought any of that crap because that is what it is crap.
  • Reply 54 of 74
    [quote]Originally posted by rok:

    <strong>so i have three proof-of-purchase coupons in my os x.1 box... what am i supposed touse them for? suggestions? (keep it clean, fellas)</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Those Mac OS Up-To-Date coupons should get you the update for $20. I think anyone who bought a Mac in the last 18 months or who paid for Mac OS X has 3 of 'em just sitting around.



    Let's not all come unhinged, ok folks. 10.2 is a pretty substantial upgrade. Yes, it does fix a lot of things, but you'll be surprised at how much is also added. As for .mac, I'm not surprised at how people are reacting, but I'll happily pay the $100. I use every feature of .mac and 100MB of hosting at Akamai speeds for $100 is a pretty good deal.
  • Reply 55 of 74
    zazzaz Posts: 177member
    :confused:



    Half of you are saying that 10.1.5 is just fine and you don't need Jag adn won't upgrade...



    The other half says 10.2 is what it should have been in the first place and anything prior sucks and are bitter about paying to upgrade...



    There isn't even a consensus among the forum warriors in here upset about the cost.



    Just an observation.
  • Reply 56 of 74
    moosemanmooseman Posts: 126member
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

    <strong>



    You must have bad reading comprehension, because if you read my post again it sounds an awful lot like I'm saying Jaguar is a big release.



    Meaning: If this is 10.2 and not 10.5 then this release really is playing catch-up to what OSX should be and Apple has been overcharging for not-ready-for-primetime operating systems.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    ...hmmm...I see someone needs to wipe the sleep out of his eyes. My sincerest of apologies groverat. I totally missed the conditional at the beginning of your sentence.



    <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 57 of 74
    craiger77craiger77 Posts: 133member
    Looks like we are getting a good deal at $100 a year for .mac: <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/134494912_msn17.html"; target="_blank">http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/134494912_msn17.html</a>;



    As usual, Microsoft is copying Apple, but charging more for much less!!



    [ 07-18-2002: Message edited by: craiger77 ]</p>
  • Reply 58 of 74
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    [quote]Originally posted by craiger77:

    <strong>Looks like we are getting a good deal at $100 a month for .mac: <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/134494912_msn17.html"; target="_blank">http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/134494912_msn17.html</a>;



    As usual, Microsoft is copying Apple, but charging more for much less!!</strong><hr></blockquote>



    GREAT FIND CRAIGER77!!!
  • Reply 59 of 74
    reynardreynard Posts: 160member
    Its not that OSX.2 isn't a dramatic improvement. I'm sure it is. The anger is over the fact that 10.1x was so green. 10.2 may be considered the first version that is ripe, ready for public consumption. After struggling with "a work in progress" (a description I read often), now we have to pay $129 for the real thing?

    Whether the anger is valid or not, I think that is where it comes from.
  • Reply 60 of 74
    zazzaz Posts: 177member
    Green?



    Like 7.01, 7.5.1-.5.3 and 8.0?



    Dramatic improvements all. All came with a tag.



    Oh... and then there is Win 95, 98, 98SE, ME and XP
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