quote: He didn't say security issues, he said privacy ones.
quote: Hey I don't buy them either
quote: I wish you were reading my posts Reclaimer ;) You either don't read them or read very selectively.
quote: I think he got tired of the almost reader1-isk level of rating
quote: that takes a lot to expand all the -1 ratings
quote: Apple may create an idiotic standard where software companies/customers have to bend to the might of OS creator's vision instead of having their own vision.
quote: sadly and unfortunately the Apple market that is growing at an astounding rate
quote: people are buying generally over priced hardware
quote: A $1000 piece of crap plastic outdated c2d mac book is $500 overpriced
quote: Sony sells their nice laptops with competition from cheap stuff like Acer
quote: Something is overpriced when you can buy something similar or better for a lower price.
quote: Paying $1000 for computers that have video issues, or $2700+ for stupid all in one systems that are DOA or have yellowish screens with pitiful video cards are OVERPRICED
quote: That's still subjective since "better" is also subjective. What is better for you is worse for others. Simple eh?
quote: Your claim WOULD BE valid IF all Macs were like this.
quote: Same could be said about Apple since Acer competes with them too.
quote: Your claim WOULD BE valid IF all Macs were like this.
quote: Acer doesn't sell computers with OSX.
quote: It's the only thing that makes macs "special."
quote: What part of Intel's i3 or i5 processors beating the sh!t out of last generations C2D don't you understand as being objective?
quote: Seeing as how the new macbook air laptops were released with issues doesn't help your argument.
quote: The part that's called nVidia IGP which beats the sh!t out of i3/i5 "GPU" and that's only compatible with last generation C2D. Ever heard of this part?
quote: OS X doesn't matter that much when we talk about consumer computers, so not an argument since we're talking consumer space here. Which means: if a consumer buys a standard home PC to browse web, email and chat, he/she doesn't give a jack what OS is there since there's almost no difference between 'em with regard to browsing/emailing/chatting. Got it?
quote: Nah, not the only one, hardware differs too.
quote: Seeing as how NOT ALL the new macbook air laptops were released with issues doesn't help your argument EITHER.
quote: not have to waste money on looks or OSX if it doesn't present any value to the buyer
quote: Which is all style and no substance
quote: Integrated graphics on the i series are no longer the crap they were when it was on the chiposet
quote: nothing stops Apple from adding on a simple graphics chip anyhow
quote: issues like this are no longer the exception with Apple products but the rule
quote: How about wasting money on better hardware and OS then? Is that acceptable in your book?
quote: Yeah right, same weed as Reclaimer's. Screen/keyboard/touchpad/case/battery is all no substance. Only i3/i5 is substance, eh? :))) Sure, for you maybe but the market is not only you alone.
quote: They still suck compared to nVidia IGP
quote: Why waste additional space for some extra chips when Apple can get better results with fewer chips using C2D and nVidia?
quote: Yeah it's just words. You saw a posting on DT and oh my god the sky's falling MacBooks are riddled etc etc. For you one post on DT equals widespread reality, that's a serious mistake to make. Otherwise I can claim based on forum posts that Windows is bug ridden crap and unusable too, so why people are even buying this cheap crap if it's so unbelievably bad? I can use your "forum post==reality" logic against you if you like. Would you like it tho? ;-)
quote: better hardware can be found for less than Apple
quote: Apple doesn't have a monopoly on high end laptops
quote: Read up on benchmarks sometime on this very site. It isn't like nVidia's IGP gets 25 FPS and Intel gets 5 any more
quote: Why would they get better performance with last generation hardware? Besides, you act as if Mac people game
quote: Sh it, need I go on?
quote: They still suck compared to nVidia IGP
quote: What justifies the price are the intangibles
quote: Apple products are overpriced for WHAT _I THINK_ THEY ARE
quote: So high quality screens, keyboards, touchpads, light/thin metal cases, long battery life, lack of malware/preloaded crapware are all intangibles? I want the weed ya smokin :)))
quote: Still going to ignore that $1000 PLASTIC laptop they sell?
quote: nobody else has good screens, keyboards or a touchpad
quote: for the same price of course ;-)
quote: There is no such thing as overpriced hardware. What is overpriced for you is underpriced for someone else. Keep your subjective views to yourself. The market is always right, not you, and the market thinks Apple devices are NOT overpriced, judging by the ever growing Apple sales.
quote: substitute "over priced" with "poor value" since one can generally get a PC with much better hardware than you could with a mac in the same price range
quote: things like cigarettes wouldn't be skyrocketing in popularity throughout the developing world
quote: You can also say here "things like MS Windows wouldn't be skyrocketing in popularity throughout the developing world", can't you? Hehe, make you own conclusions about the power of market now :P Your choice!
quote: imply that market is always right is very shortsighted
quote: we cannot always let the market decide what is best for us
quote: Hence you imply that widespread market adoption of Windows about 10-15 years ago could have been very shortsighted market's decision, eh? ;-)
quote: Question then is: can we let the market decide that Windows is best for us?
quote: It's a good thing computers finally get into the lives of simple uneducated tech-illiterate people. If MS failed to do this (they mostly conquered businesses but failed at consumer space) somebody had to do this instead and a Californian company with a perfectionist PR-savvy CEO is the best candidate. At least market thinks so and market is never wrong as you should know.
quote: MS having 90%+ of worldwide market share means they failed at consumer space?
quote: The thing i disagree with here is the sentiment that Microsoft has a monopoly
quote: say "domination" but word shuffling can't mask the fact that MS became obese, ignorant, lazy, not a nimble quick player they used to be
quote: People will buy Windows since they have no real choice
quote: with monopoly/domination going away the super profits will go away too, this is inevitable
quote: Limitations bad. Choices good.
quote: We hold Apple and MS to the exact same standards
quote: Don't see smug ass Apple fans here. Swash is not that much of a smug to me
quote: what would Apple fanboys do here?
quote: Oops, just noticed hexxthalion, so maybe Luticus is kind of right...
quote: Discuss stuff they have no idea about like crazy Anand's overclocking sessions?
quote: Apple is denying customers freedom on on the internet, says Adobe's technology chief
quote: I think its a little strong of a statement to make that Apple is denying freedom
quote: The problem here is Adobe views themselves as though they are HTML
quote: They aren't denying you freedom because you have the choice to buy your hardware from another vendor.
quote: They ARE denying freedom. If I want to have flash on my system is MY choice to make and has nothing to do with Mr. Jobs.
quote: Adobe is a company who's trying to keep their format alive and Apple is basically screwing them
quote: Adobe has no right to have a format maintained in perpetuity. Let the market decide. Apple says no flash on our mobile our devices, buy another of the many alternative brands if you want flash. If Flash mattered that much to end users or really was such an irreplaceable or valuable technology then it would be Apple and not Adobe that suffered as a consequence of not supporting it.
quote: Flash is dying...
quote: Adobe has no right to have a format maintained in perpetuity. Let the market decide. Apple says no flash on our mobile our devices, buy another of the many alternative brands if you want flash.
quote: the other is to talk thrash about a competing product (but that has always been Apple's stance on competion:
quote: If not why are you moaning about something which in no way affects you?
quote: Adobe has no right to have a format maintained in perpetuity.
quote: Let the market decide.
quote: if you read my post i already indicated that users have the freedom to choose what they want to buy and therefore have already addressed this issue... this is a pointless rebuttal. My point was that they are denying the freedom of running flash to their customers. It doesn't affect me, and I don't care... this was just my opinion on the matter.
quote: Adobe has a right to have any format it wants.
quote: How can the market decide when jobs is doing that for them. There are no stickers on the iphone/ipad that stat "apple will continually break comparability with flash just to prevent it from working on our devices, buyers beware". My problem isn't that apple doesn't support flash, it's that they purposefully break flash so that it can't work. They are going out of their way to ban flash outright. That's the problem.
quote: Apple clearly has another agenda that goes against real consumer interests.
quote: problems caused by Flash outweigh it's benefits when it comes to user experience
quote: What is that agenda that you claim Apple has?
quote: Isn't that crystal clear? If not here it is:1) Flash Video Streaming = competition to itunes2) Flash Games = competiotion to app store3) Flash Adds = competition to iAds4) Flash dev suite = competition to Apple's dev toolsSo, to prevent loosing market, they prevent the technology to enter their plataform.
quote: Browsing the web with Flash on (enabled by default) proved to be a pretty frustrating experience. Scrolling was jittery, slow, and sometimes pages just wouldn’t even finish loading. However, once we changed the browser’s plug-ins setting to on demand (think Click2Flash), the browser popped to life.
quote: the flash based games drain my battery like there's no tomorrow, at about 1% an hour.
quote: But at the end of the day, without those ads, most of our beloved web content, from news to social networks would not be financially viable.
quote: Does anyone think flashier (no pun) ads equal more revenue?
quote: ArsTechnica's review may have been technically correct (that remains to be seen from future testing), but perhaps didn't put things in the proper context. Its conclusions are akin to writing "Every time I run Crysis, my Asustek laptop's battery life drops 50 percent! You might want to uninstall Crysis ASAP!"