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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted March 29, 2007 09:10      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm pretty sure they were not only sales, if you substract OEM and pirate licences you get a smaller number of licences actualy sold.

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quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
The EULA is pretty simple - OSX is only allowed on Apple branded hardware.

However, Apple *themselves* recommends SheepShaver for running older Apple OSs on Intel...

Oh I never said it was complex. Just restrictive.

As far as running older versions, kinda moot isn't it? If they don't make money from it anymore, why care what you do with it?

My comment is basically at the assumption that since Mac is not Windows, it is somehow as pure as snow. While M$ has a horrid history of shady dealings and questionable motives. Apple is by no means the choirboy of software. As are so many other software companies. This is business we are talking about. Making money is concern number one and they will do what they will to get it.

I still think that some attacks against M$ are quite valid, the whole lock in bit, is a tad bit more questionable. Considering it is harder to use a Mac program on anything non-apple than the other way around.

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Icon 1 posted March 29, 2007 09:29      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh - fair enough. Apple is nearly as dirty and underhanded as MS, Oracle or IBM [Big Grin]

Something about the computer industry - they just love their soap operas.

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I have vista ultimate and it rocks! it's by far much better than XP.
But i never used mac..how is it like?is it better than vista?is it practical?

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quote:
Originally posted by Reedius:
I have vista ultimate and it rocks! it's by far much better than XP.
But i never used mac..how is it like?is it better than vista?is it practical?

Well, it's obviously good enough for a lot of people, and better than XP for the switchers. But why ask? Go to a Apple retailer, and try it for yourself. Be forwarned, the interface isn't all the same (well, duh!) and things aren't all done the same way (duh! again). So go with an open mind, try a few things you are used to (web surfing, writing a note, if you're a coder, Xcode should be installed, etc.), then play a bit with the iLife apps, widgets and other niceties. If it's not enough, borrow or rent one for a while. Or just do as other have done, when you buy your next computer, buy a Mac and install Vista on it. This way, you'll be able to really compare side-to-side. And chances are you'll end up like the others, and only boot up Windows when you really can't do otherwise.

Anyway, there is not a single product that is perfect for everyone's needs, so it really depends on what you do and how you work.

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