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Windows 7: Apple takes a few shots at Windows during WWDC09

16 Jun 2009   #51
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
D'oh, you always have an answer for everything
Sorry, I'm not trying to discourage you. If the Macbook works for you, enjoy it. If anything, it is a chick magnet.

You won't go wrong going the Mac route. You are not limited to OSX, you can run Windows, you can run Linux. As jw12345 has pointed out, there are some advantages to the Macbook construction, so as long as you understand all of the variables, go for the Mac.

PhreePhly


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16 Jun 2009   #52
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Apple Can Slate Vista But It's Used By More People Than MAC OS X Is.
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16 Jun 2009   #53
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Here's my interpretation. The MS commercials don't exaggerate the same way the Apple commercials do. First of all MS isn't selling hardware. The laptop "hunters' are looking for a particular mix of capabilities. MS is pointing out that in the PC, there are many choices. With the Mac, you have a very limited choice. It may be more than a user needs. As an example, one of our clients has very strict video requirements on their sites. We must check in our phones with cameras and laptops with built-in video are banned. We must order laptops without a camera. With Apple, that would be impossible. So, while that Macbook may a higher spec, because it includes a camera, it's more than the user needs and wasted money.

On the other hand, the Apple commercials, while not actually lying (that would be illegal), infer far greater issues with PC's than actually exist. It makes sense from a marketing stand point, but it really is annoying to techheads that actually know the truth.

PhreePhly
Exactly, good point. For the sake of the thread, does anyone have any other examples? Does anyone have a rebuttal?

~Lordbob
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18 Jun 2009   #54
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

the point is obvious to me.

they are saying they acknowledge their new OS isnt a major chance and have priced it accordingly.
windows 7 is not a major change over vista yet will likely be charged as a completely new OS.
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18 Jun 2009   #55
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
the point is obvious to me.

they are saying they acknowledge their new OS isnt a major chance and have priced it accordingly.
windows 7 is not a major change over vista yet will likely be charged as a completely new OS.
Personally I consider Windows 7 completely different (UI apart) from Vista.

Just because the UI is the same, doesn't mean its not a major change. It is much more faster with low resources, much better with handling things, and just plain better lol.
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20 Jun 2009   #56
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

SilentHillNight -I also use a Macbook but I use Windows 7 as the primary OS as Mac supports very few applications that I use in Windows 7.

I like Windows cause I know how to use it. It's easy to use after you learn the basics and make an attempt to try. It's fun fixing errors and facing problems that make you never stop trying to fix. It rocks I tell ya.

Apple just loves to spread FUD about Windows cause their market share is lower. I hate Apple because it does this. I once was excited about having an Apple Macbook but after seeing it's stupid lies and it's untolerable behaviour, my impression of everything Apple does turns to crap. Am I lying? Nope.
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20 Jun 2009   #57
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Wait, one of the advantages of Windows is that you have to keep fiddling and fixing errors?

That's not fun, that's really irritating, especially if you don't give a crap about computers and use them for work, like they are intended.

I really like OS X Leopard, there are some things that annoy me, but most of which are fixed in Snow Leopard. But after using OS X for several weeks, Windows 7 is like a blast from the past.

Of course, personal opinion, workflow, yadayada apply.
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20 Jun 2009   #58
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestbest View Post

Apple just loves to spread FUD about Windows cause their market share is lower. I hate Apple because it does this. I once was excited about having an Apple Macbook but after seeing it's stupid lies and it's untolerable behaviour, my impression of everything Apple does turns to crap. Am I lying? Nope.
So, you don't like Apple only because they blame Windows?
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20 Jun 2009   #59
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
So, you don't like Apple only because they blame Windows?
I like Apple Products but I hate Apple. It's marketing strategy is disgusting. Thus, I'm going to stick away from it. I don't know, It's just so weird that I hate apple so much i decide not to buy from it.
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20 Jun 2009   #60
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestbest View Post
I like Apple Products but I hate Apple. It's marketing strategy is disgusting. Thus, I'm going to stick away from it. I don't know, It's just so weird that I hate apple so much i decide not to buy from it.
You could easily say the same about M$

~Lordbob
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