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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #870 on: September 03, 2008, 12:49:29 AM »
Unfortunately Mac not all of us can afford the enormous prices charged by Apple for their CLOSED SYSTEM.
My Intel computer is quite capable of running OSX.  :)
I know I didn't buy if From Apple but then I could afford this one.  :)
This isn't meant to set of a war between Apple fans and Windows fans.
It's meant to allow those of us who can't afford an Apple to at least try their OS.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #871 on: September 03, 2008, 03:07:23 AM »
Unfortunately Mac not all of us can afford the enormous prices charged by Apple for their CLOSED SYSTEM.
My Intel computer is quite capable of running OSX.  :)
I know I didn't buy if From Apple but then I could afford this one.  :)
This isn't meant to set of a war between Apple fans and Windows fans.
It's meant to allow those of us who can't afford an Apple to at least try their OS.  :)

If you cant afford $599 for a Mac Mini, then you run Windows or Linux. Your Computer is not capable of running Mac OS X legally last time I checked (you would be violating the EULA). Also you machine would need to be based on Intel's EFI technology and not the older BIOS(otherwise you would need to make some kind of modification to the software to get it to work).

At one point Apple did have a Trial of the Mac OS where you were loaned a Mac Mini for 30 Days to test out the OS, but there were problems with getting the units back so it was ended.

You can still try out the OS, just go to any Apple Retail store or Best Buy (Lots of Best Buy stores sell Macs now and they are expanding it to more stores every month).

But lets face it, people who are not willing to Spend $599 on a computer are not the market Apple is catering to, Apple has said before they are not interested in the Low end computer market as they would not be proud to have such stripped down machines with a Apple logo on them and the profit margins are too small in that market as well.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #872 on: September 03, 2008, 03:59:19 AM »
Mac,
You simply seem to refuse to understand that I've already bought a computer capable of running OSX.
One day, in the not to distant future, you'll see Apple sell their operating system without the need to
purchase the hardware from them.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #873 on: September 03, 2008, 04:01:58 AM »
Mac,
You simply seem to refuse to understand that I've already bought a computer capable of running OSX.
One day, in the not to distant future, you'll see Apple sell their operating system without the need to
purchase the hardware from them.  :)
No I understand where you are coming from, but its not capable of running OSX unless Apple Changes its EULA.

And yes they may one day untether their OS, but it certainly will not be while Steve Jobs is running the Company. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #874 on: September 03, 2008, 04:03:12 AM »
Only time will tell.  ;D
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« Reply #875 on: September 05, 2008, 03:34:01 AM »
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This deserves a spot in your bookmarks or favorites.  :)
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« Reply #876 on: September 07, 2008, 06:58:42 PM »
Microsoft just can't resist, now Copying Apple's Mac Genius employees.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/09/05/microsoft_calling_up_gurus_to_take_on_apples_geniuses.html
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #877 on: September 07, 2008, 07:24:14 PM »
Mac,
That only proves that if I was able to run OSX on my system, I wouldn't need to wait for windows to do
the copying.  ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #878 on: September 07, 2008, 07:26:52 PM »
here is a good video from F-Secure, talking about the evolution of viruses from being written by hobbyists to being written by criminals looking for profit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyJ4KM_bv84
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #879 on: September 08, 2008, 02:10:42 PM »
Microsoft will release four critical updates to several software packages Tuesday, the company said.

The patches to be released on so-called Patch Tuesday include fixes for a vulnerability
that allows remote code execution in Windows Media Player 11 on various Microsoft operating systems
and for a vulnerability that allows remote code execution in various versions of the Windows OS and
related products, including 2003 Server, Vista, XP, Office, .Net Framework, Works, Visual Studio,
Visual FoxPro and other software.
More information is available at Microsoft's site.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #880 on: September 09, 2008, 12:24:07 AM »
Is Google planning to "Float Away"   ???
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« Reply #881 on: September 09, 2008, 12:58:04 AM »
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