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  • Windows on Apple Silicon is up to Microsoft, says Craig Federighi

    Why would Microsoft want to embarrass themselves (and their ARM devices) by allowing Windows on an M1 MacBook that will massively outperform their own devices?
    Because they are going to realize they are a software company and realize people would pay $200-$300 for perpetual license or x on a subscription.  

    I need both software, less Windows today but I still have perpetual Windows software that I would happily shell out a few hundred to still use as the new versions of the Mac version is just okay and a large monthly subscription.
  • How Apple Silicon Macs can supercharge computing in the 2020s

    jcc said:
    This article paints a too rosy picture of the transition. The fact of the matter is that moving away from x86 will end Mac’s “best of both worlds” status. That means no more running Windows software.
    In over 20 years and Thousands of both Mac & Windows Users I have serviced, I have yet to meet ONE person who wants or needs to run Windows on a Mac. It's two separate Worlds plain and simple. Anyone who thinks otherwise is FUBAR.
    Hi my name is John.  Nice to meet you.  

    There, now you have met someone that needs and wants too.   I have dedicated software that I occasionally use that required a Windows based experience, but I prefer a Mac.  So I either spin up Bootcamp or Parallel to run Windows to run the software when needed.  

    So again, Hi...
  • Inexpensive 'Apple Watch SE' may arrive at Apple's 'Time Flies' event

    dewme said:
    I believe, like others here, that Apple needs an Apple Watch that’s inexpensive enough to buy for all your children.
    The other thing they need to do is decouple the watch from an IPhone so a kid with an iPad or iPod touch can still use all the functions.  

  • Evidence growing for Tuesday 'iPad Air 4' launch

    So looking at the image, on September 8th Apple is purported to rerelease the 2018 iPad Pro 11 as the 4th gen Air....So yes a SE move in design and maybe a spec bump.

    typed on my 2018 iPad Pro....
  • Apple Park employees told to shelter in place as San Francisco enacts coronavirus lockdown...

    slurpy said:
    ITGUYINSD said:
    If you take the time to look at the 2018-2019 flu season statistics, you'd see that in CA, we had 30-50 flu-related deaths PER WEEK!  Why didn't we "lockdown" then?  Is the media blowing this out of proportion?  I saw during the 2018-2019 flu season that in the US, 80,000 people died!  Did we shutter businesses, stop travel, and basically turn everyones life upside down?  Did financial markets collapse?  

    It's amazing that in past years, all the flu-related deaths we had, and nothing changed in our day-to-day lives except taking precautions and washing your hands.

    Yet now, the numbers are much lower with COVID-19 and look what we're doing.  I'm trying to make sense of it.

    I'll bite.

     There are several reasons this virus is far worse than the flu and is bringing entire countries to a complete collapse -

     1. The hospitalization rate for COVID19 is 10-15% with roughly 5% requiring ICU; seasonal flu is 0.05%. Furthermore, the death rate for the flu is 0.1%, COVID19 is over thirty times worse at 3.4%. And in some places, like Italy, DOUBLE that.

     2. Seasonal flu related deaths are usually not from the flu itself but other secondary causes such as secondary bacterial pneumonia. COVID19 on the other hand is also called SARS-CoV-2 which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome where the lungs start filling up with fluid from inflammation - it is far more dangerous and far more difficult to treat.

     3. We have a vaccine for the flu which reduces the severity of its spread and impact every year. We have no vaccine for COVID19.

     4. The basic reproduction number of the flu (average number of people who get it from one sick person) is 1.3. This virus is 3 with some fluctuation meaning that it is much more contagious.

     5. Seasonal flu is an epidemic, coronavirus is a pandemic - it rapidly spreads around the whole world, causing a devastating impact.

     6. We have studied flu for decades so we know much more about it and how to treat and mitigate it compared to COVID19.

     You're welcome.
    Now don’t provide facts.  People that believe this is just a cold, a hoax, or a scare tactic don’t want facts.