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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #720 on: May 17, 2008, 03:14:27 PM »
When you visit a web site, a lot of information about YOU and
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #721 on: May 18, 2008, 02:39:38 AM »
When you visit a web site, a lot of information about YOU and
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Click here to check it out:
What information do you give away while websurfing?


Opera gives me a fraud warning when I click on your link above (What information do you give away while websurfing?).
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #722 on: May 18, 2008, 02:47:39 AM »
Not according to McAfee SiteAdvisor. I've been using that service for quite some time without any problems myself.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #723 on: May 18, 2008, 03:50:51 AM »
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I've been using that service for quite some time without any problems myself
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #724 on: May 21, 2008, 07:20:12 PM »
According to Research by NPD Group, Apple has a 66% Market share of Computers costing $1,000 or more. So when you throw out all the bottom feeding $200-300 cheap PCs Apples market share really isnt so small ;)
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Apple’s overall market share has been growing over the past few years, but according to market research company NPD Group, Apple is crushing the competiton when it comes to the retail sale of computers costing more than $1,000. Apple now commands a 66 percent share of that market for brick-and-mortar sales.

Perhaps most impressive is that the 66 percent share applies to both the notebook and desktop markets.

“The competitive pressures aren’t the same for Apple as they are for other companies,” Stephen Baker, NPD’s vice president of industry analysis, told Macworld. “Other PC companies have to compete with consumer expectations on price and shelf space at the retailers. That’s the benefit of having your own stores.” 

http://www.macworld.com/article/133546/2008/05/marketshare.html
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #725 on: May 21, 2008, 07:32:09 PM »
Bottom feeding, a little derogatory for those who either can't afford or want a mac or have more sense than money and recognise a good deal when it comes along at 220-300.

No matter how you want to dress it up the Mac's market share is small and these figures don't represent true market share, just an artificial benchmark. Lies, Dam Lies and Statistics ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #726 on: May 21, 2008, 11:48:31 PM »
Mac,
I paid $800 for my Dell Vostro 17" Laptop
2 gig of Ram and 160 gig Hard drive.

I don't consider it a bottom feeder..... :'( ??? ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #727 on: May 22, 2008, 03:57:45 AM »
Bottom feeding, a little derogatory for those who either can't afford or want a mac or have more sense than money and recognise a good deal when it comes along at 220-300.

No matter how you want to dress it up the Mac's market share is small and these figures don't represent true market share, just an artificial benchmark. Lies, Dam Lies and Statistics ;D

Worldwide Total market Share is somewhere between 5-7%
US Market share falls somewhere around 8-10% (US Marketshare is always higher for Apple for some reason, even in the iPod/iPhone world)

So yes depending on who you believe (every publication has slightly different numbers) it is a small piece of the market. But the important thing is its growing at a steady pace, Apple always compares its year-over-year growth to the rest of the PC Market at every earnings report, If Apple's quarterly reports can be trusted. (Lies, Dam Lies and Statistics ;D Im sure they are fudged at least a little)

Mac,
I paid $800 for my Dell Vostro 17" Laptop
2 gig of Ram and 160 gig Hard drive.

I don't consider it a bottom feeder..... :'( ??? ???

No thats certainly not a bottom feeder, what I am referring to when I say "bottom feeders" are these Wal-Mart / Costco / Best Buy / Etc $299 special Machines witch some 2 year old Celeron/Sempron processor, 512MB of RAM and trying to run Vista machines.

Because it never ceases to amaze/irritate me when a person Walks in the store and Looks at the Mac Mini and says "$599 for this and no Monitor?" People just don't understand the difference in the quality of the parts between a $299 machine and a Mac Mini or a Dell Vostro such as yours.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #728 on: May 22, 2008, 05:17:08 PM »
I just came across the following:

Can Dell be as cool as Apple?
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #729 on: May 23, 2008, 01:55:40 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #730 on: May 23, 2008, 05:38:38 PM »
I just came across the following:

Can Dell be as cool as Apple?

It would take years for them to build a reputation like Apple has.

I think this part of that article says it all:
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Apple has invested a lot of money and effort into not only making the product feel special (the build quality of Apple products is exceptional), but also the customer. Apple manages to give the impression of selling a luxury product (maybe a Swiss watch or a luxury car) without the astronomical price tag. I’m pretty sure that many of those who are new to Apple feel just a little bit special because they bought a Mac.

And again, not having Windows on the machine is a plus too ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #731 on: May 23, 2008, 06:21:52 PM »
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And again, not having Windows on the machine is a plus too  ;)

We are all entitled to our own opinions.  :) 
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #732 on: May 24, 2008, 06:30:04 PM »
Many of you have asked before, since Apple now uses Intel chips why wont they sell a version for non Apple Machines? I mentioned about the Mac Clones of when Apple used to License the Mac OS back in the mid 90s as the reason why they will not do that.

MacWorld Has a great article this week detailing the "Clone Wars" of the 90s that you should read and you will understand why Apple restricts its OS to its hardware.

Article is here:
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #733 on: May 27, 2008, 03:13:04 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #734 on: May 28, 2008, 08:25:32 PM »
Intel Delays Release of Centrino 2 Platform

http://www.macworld.com/article/133633/2008/05/centrino2.html

Centrino 2 is the new Laptop processor and chpset combo that was supposed to launch next month

This is bad news as Many Laptop Manufacturers (Including Apple) were expected to ship new models next month with this platform.
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