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Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:54 pm

Yea it's completely understandable, but after all they are a computer company after all, and want to make money.

Also, the last time they tried to liscense out their OS it failed MISERABLY... which is probably why they don't want that to happen again.
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Post by greay » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:56 pm

melancholy wrote: I would be ordering a copy of x86 OSX the day it was released.
Place your order now, then. The day you're waiting for was the day 10.4 came out. Actually, all of the OS Xs ran on Intel machines, at least internally.

The reason Apple doesn't want OS X to run on non-Apple hardware is when it comes down to it, they're still primarily a hardware company. They just happen to also put as much effort into the software for their hardware as they do the hardware itself.
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Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:38 am

Godfearing greay wrote:"MacBook Pro" is a really dumb name, though.
yup, sounds like a delicious hardcover burger or something with extra special sauce...

i actually liked the name "powerbook", which is probably the only apple product name ive ever liked (i mean, everything with I just sucks imho as far as names go, and powermac doesnt work either)

and i wonder how apple thinks to peddle their powermacs, from what ive read the powermacs will be the last to switch, so they will remain on PPC's the longest, while apple is screaming that the new intel cpu's are twice as fast as a PPC... so by their own logic they say a normal intel based imac is more powerfull then a dual G5 powermac? how the hell do they want to sell their workstations when their are saying consumer machines costing half are as strong?
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Post by SuperMegatron » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:44 am

Disheveled DrFreeze wrote:and i wonder how apple thinks to peddle their powermacs, from what ive read the powermacs will be the last to switch, so they will remain on PPC's the longest, while apple is screaming that the new intel cpu's are twice as fast as a PPC... so by their own logic they say a normal intel based imac is more powerfull then a dual G5 powermac? how the hell do they want to sell their workstations when their are saying consumer machines costing half are as strong?
The g5 is better at ppc apps the intel is stronger at universal so with older software your still better with the g5 pro machine
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Post by melancholy » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:29 pm

Godfearing greay wrote:
melancholy wrote: I would be ordering a copy of x86 OSX the day it was released.
Place your order now, then. The day you're waiting for was the day 10.4 came out. Actually, all of the OS Xs ran on Intel machines, at least internally.

The reason Apple doesn't want OS X to run on non-Apple hardware is when it comes down to it, they're still primarily a hardware company. They just happen to also put as much effort into the software for their hardware as they do the hardware itself.
The thing that sucks is that I just freakin' bought Tiger for my Mac Mini just 4 months ago. I'm really not happy about spending another $120 just to make it work on another computer.
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Post by SuperMegatron » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:18 pm

melancholy wrote: The thing that sucks is that I just freakin' bought Tiger for my Mac Mini just 4 months ago. I'm really not happy about spending another $120 just to make it work on another computer.
Thats with everything though. In theory you cant instal a copy of windows on 2 different machines with paying more cash for a license.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:19 pm

melancholy wrote:
Godfearing greay wrote:
melancholy wrote: I would be ordering a copy of x86 OSX the day it was released.
Place your order now, then. The day you're waiting for was the day 10.4 came out. Actually, all of the OS Xs ran on Intel machines, at least internally.

The reason Apple doesn't want OS X to run on non-Apple hardware is when it comes down to it, they're still primarily a hardware company. They just happen to also put as much effort into the software for their hardware as they do the hardware itself.
The thing that sucks is that I just freakin' bought Tiger for my Mac Mini just 4 months ago. I'm really not happy about spending another $120 just to make it work on another computer.
Well this becomes a moral issue, but since you own the OS, I'd say there should be nothing stopping you from acquiring it by other means... ;)
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Post by Wagh » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:15 pm

a bit of an update

Windows WONT run on the new macbook

So much for that idea.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:17 pm

Meh, a way around that will be figured out. Just because theres an EFI and not a BIOS is a hurdle, but will get around it.

Vista however, is supposed to run fine on it, as it has support for this technology. If you have or can acquire a Vista beta it should run fine.
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Post by XPoGoX » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:41 pm

Never even sat infront of a mac...What are the benefits of using a mac?
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Post by Covar » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:41 pm

i just got approved for apple's credit account, so i'm going to buy the 20 inch iMac.
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Post by SuperMegatron » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:51 am

XPoGoX wrote:Never even sat infront of a mac...What are the benefits of using a mac?
There is the techie stuff about no viruses and how all the software from apple works together well, but I like mine simply because windows got boring after a few years.I wanted to try something new and when you buy a apple you get to really be part of a community. For instance if you buy windows software at compusa and someone else is there they usually dont talk to you, but when you buy mac stuff you can ask the other customers there if its any good and strike up a conversation with them. Part of there success really comes from the community aspect.
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