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Melinda Gates, who once yearned for the iPhone, now happily supports a complete ban on Apple products in her household. Her husband Bill started a little company called Microsoft, which you might have heard of.  (Source: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
The only fruity products allowed in the Gates household come from trees

In addition to founding arguably the world's most powerful tech company, Bill Gates also has been among the most generous figures of the modern era, giving away billions to charitable causes.  His long-time wife, Melinda Gates, with whom he has had three children, has been critical in steering those charitable donations to worthy causes.

In an interview entitled The Donor, published in The New York Times Mrs. Gates sheds intriguing light on a variety of topics, including her charitable efforts.  Among her observations is that past charity drives to support sub-Saharan Africa have been biased towards men, leaving women behind.  The Gates Foundation's efforts have focused on women, especially, in these regions.  She also discusses how she believes in birth control for the third world, despite her religion -- Catholicism -- opposing it.

Perhaps the most humorous part of the interview, though, comes when Mrs. Gates details how Apple products are forbidden in their household.  Though she admitted in the past, "Every now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone,'" she didn't mention any such desires for Apple electronics this time around.

When asked if she owned an Ipod, she appropriately responds, "No, I have a Zune."

When asked if her children clamored for one, she states, "I have gotten that argument — "You may have a Zune.""

She was even more vocal when asked if she had an iPad, responding, "Of course not."

When asked if rumors of Bill Gates using a Mac laptop were true, she comments, "False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep."

The interviewer then asks her whether there's room in the world for Microsoft and Apple.  She comments, "Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Go talk to Bill."

Mrs. Gates' no-Apple, no-nonsense policy is similar to that of Microsoft's Chief Executive and close friend of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer.  Mr. Ballmer, who has described Mr. Gates as being like a spouse and Microsoft like their "child", has bragged in the past of having his biological children "brainwashed" to reject Apple and Google

When asked in 2006 if he had an iPod, he responded, "No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children--in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."


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Irrational brand loyalty
By Solandri on 10/25/2010 2:54:08 PM , Rating: 2
Or anti-loyalty in this case.

The best ideas and products come from sampling and trying out everything in an unbiased manner. It's exceptionally rare for one product to beat all competitors in all aspects. So to best improve your products, you* have to be constantly trying out competitors' products to see what the state of the art is, where the bar is so you know (if you make a product) what you have to do to beat them, or (if you use a product) you know what features your current choice is lacking so you can demand it in future versions.

*"You" referring to non-designers/engineers. The people actually implementing the ideas frequently have to design from a clean room to avoid patent/copyright complications.




RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Luticus on 10/25/2010 3:08:46 PM , Rating: 4
1. Bill gates is retired
2. They probably do this... at Microsoft HQ
3. Bill has an image to maintian.
4. Showing interest in a competitors products would (as i stated above) show a lack of faith in his own platform.

I think that about sums it up.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By deanx0r on 10/25/10, Rating: 0
RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By StevoLincolnite on 10/25/2010 10:55:33 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
The trend is that Microsoft usually plays catchup with innovations.


They do? They basically led the way with online gaming on a console.

Sure Sega had the ability first in the Dreamcast, but it was to early and not done as elegantly. - I for one couldn't handle gaming on the in-built 33.6kbps modem for instance.
Wasn't until the first Xbox that online gaming on a console really started.

Then you have Direct X, probably considered the "Killer App" on Windows which locks software into the Windows platform, however OpenGL has been playing catch up in terms of features to Direct X for some time now.

Windows 7... I'm not aware of an OS that is as flexible and compatible with all the hardware and software configurations around, while still performing and looking great.
MacOS and Linux don't compare in these regards, and you would be silly to think otherwise.

The App store has actually been around for a long time, Linux has had it, Windows have had a basic "Web version", so really they aren't behind in this regard. - Personally I just use Google or my ISP's file mirror for faster speeds, I have no need for an App store when I can google for free alternatives that work just as well.

Sure, Smartphones and Microsoft hasn't got on well as of late, but at one stage when there weren't any Android or iPhone devices, the Windows CE platform was the best of the best, things change and Micrsoft was unable to foresee the change quickly enough, letting competitors gain a foothold.

But if the Xbox is anything to go by, Microsoft seems to do well when it's not on top and it has pressure applied to them.
I for one welcome competition from Apple and Google, might make the "Sleeping giant" kick itself into a different gear, and that will only mean good things for us the consumer.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By deanx0r on 10/26/10, Rating: -1
RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Targon on 10/26/2010 7:15:10 AM , Rating: 5
Most of the "PC" world does not necessarily see Windows as better than MacOS, but different. Better in some ways, worse in others. This is a VERY different view than your typical Apple fanatic that can't figure out that in many ways, Microsoft has caught up, and there is very little on the Apple side that clearly is "better".

Now, there really are reasons to not be impressed by the iPad, the big one being the price. Isn't the primary draw of the iPad that it is a large iPod Touch?

Now, there really have been better products out there, but Apple has such a fanatical following that it draws attention to new Apple products, even if there is already a competing product out that is better but did not get a lot of attention.

Now, on the area of phones, Apple came out with the iPhone, and it had one significant difference when it came out, it had a much larger touchscreen without physical keyboard. In part, that was possible due to the price of screens dropping like a rock. If you really wanted a Smartphone though, the original iPhone was NOT a very good product. Copy/Paste was missing, as well as other areas that were not very good for the business crowd. Even today, the only thing that makes the iPhone better is the high resolution screen and the large app catalog. Front facing camera is a feature that most don't really care about, even if some do.

One problem that Apple has is that once they come up with a good design, they don't evolve it very quickly. MacOS X came out in 2001, and while there have been updates, it is still primarily the same in terms of use. This may seem like a good thing, but it also means that users will have a much harder time if/when Apple ever comes out with any significant updates to the OS. iOS 4 may have brought some improvements, but the GUI hasn't changed enough to provide significant improvements to how you use their mobile devices.

Yes, Microsoft may have followed Apple when it comes to many things, but Apple has not released any significant UI improvements to their products in years. Grouping icons isn't really a significant UI change since the idea of putting things in "folders" has been around since the original command line operating systems.

If Apple doesn't come out with any real improvements, the next version of Windows may end up being easier for Apple users to use than MacOS.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By deanx0r on 10/26/10, Rating: -1
RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By MBlueD on 10/26/2010 8:35:51 AM , Rating: 2
- Being an idiot is a prerequisite for being a fanatic in general.
- He didn't. The fact that he does not think Mr. Jobs speaks the will of God doesn't mean he discredits everything Apple accomplishes. This is where you fit the definition of Apple Fanatic you proposed.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By deanx0r on 10/26/10, Rating: -1
RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Luticus on 10/26/2010 11:03:06 AM , Rating: 4
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Apple is much more daring when it comes to innovations
That's why mac is based on bsd instead of it's own origional code right? Naww... couldn't be.

quote:
never due to their smart marketing, great R&D or craftsmanship of their products
Nobody ever said that apple products weren't pretty and people have been fussing about apples marketing tactics for years. My problem with apple's marketing is that it's full of lies and misinformation, and had nothing at all to do with its effectiveness.

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Without the iPod and iTunes
iTunes is GARBAGE that i won't even put on my MBP! iTunes is among my "worst software EVER" list! Right up there with windows media player, real player, quicktime, and Rhapsody. However the WORST software ever written (that i've used) is the 2.0 version of the wachovia check scanner software.

quote:
Without the iPhone, you would still be stuck with antiquated UIs for smartphones
maybe, i'll go with probably not, but i'll give you a maybe here. You're assuming that no progress would ever have been made if apple hadn't come along. I don't really think that the case. Anyone who's ever used spb software on a windows mobile phone will tell you. I think it was only a matter of time before ui improvements caught on. Apple did a good job with it's UI, but don't act like they're the only company who could have.
quote:
everyone else tried to emulate Apple's success with a touchscreen and a UI designed for your fingers: google, palm and now MS
I'd say that ms's phone software is by far the most unique of the pack. That's because from what i've seen android looks a lot like the iphone os, but to be fair to apple they did create the look so cudos there.

quote:
Now we have the iPad that everyone here discredited as being a giant ipod touch
what exactally about the ipad isn't a giant ipod touch? Just because it sells well doesn't change what it is... I never said the ipad wouldn't sell. Only that i didn't want one because i'm smart enough not to.

quote:
Apple's success on the 8 millions of fanatics who bought an iPad or give credits where it's due?
I always give credit where it is due, every once in a while i feel apple deserves a "yay for you"! I'll let you know when i feel that time is again. of late they've done nothing but piss me off.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Mikeadelic on 10/26/2010 9:12:50 AM , Rating: 4
I'm a PC enthusiast. I build my own boxes and usually upgrade pretty frequently to keep up with newer hardware.

I also bought a 13" Macbook Pro back in June on impulse, since I've always liked their build quality. So you can't call me a 'disgruntled' and 'smug' PC enthusiast. What I can tell you is that it's only been a little over three months and I have already switched back to Windows 7 almost exclusively.

I gladly admit that I was an idiot for purchasing the MBP. It's nice design-wise, but not worth the money by a LONG shot. I read macrumors.com every now and then and am consistently baffled by the uninformed fanaticism on that site.

So there you have it. I think it's safe to say that I'm giving an informed opinion. And I conclude that Apple products, as a whole package, is barely better than crap, and that you are the irrational one for defending the indefensible.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Luticus on 10/26/2010 10:43:55 AM , Rating: 2
I too have a macbook pro (newest one) though unlike the unfortunate person i'm replying to i didn't purchase the device, it was given to me by my employers. what i can say is that i second all of Mikeadelic's comments. osx is a joke and i have to run vmfusion with windows 7 just to make it tolerable. I'm sure other people get along in it just fine but for me being the techy person that i am it's unbearable!

one of the only features i like on the MBP (the multitouch track pad) i now have working on my hp dv6000 (just to see if i could do it)

I have confirmed this working: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/06/01/hack-to-e...

now if i could just get the mac dc connecter on my hp laptop :-)


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Luticus on 10/26/2010 9:13:52 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
All Apple fanatics must just be a bunch of idiots

well if that's how you portray yourself...


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By AlexWade on 10/25/2010 10:02:40 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft has long been known to copy someone else's ideas and make them their own. Microsoft didn't make MS-DOS. Microsoft didn't invent the GUI. Microsoft didn't invent the browser. Microsoft didn't invent the office suite. Microsoft didn't invent the search engine. Microsoft didn't invent the portable media player. Sometimes Microsoft hits a home run, such as Microsoft Office, Windows 7, and the VC-1 codec to name three example from different areas. Sometimes Microsoft strikes out, such as Windows ME, Live/Bing search, and the Zune, all of which either had serious flaws or aren't doing as well as the competition. Sometimes Microsoft forces their will on you, such as Internet Explorer.

Microsoft does not have many new ideas. But they do have an insatiable desire to have a hand in every high-profit part of the computer world. Microsoft didn't get to where they were today by being original.

Whatever works. Business exist to make a profit.


RE: Irrational brand loyalty
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/26/2010 8:10:24 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Sometimes Microsoft forces their will on you, such as Internet Explorer.
There are other browsers....


Tomatoes
By marsbound2024 on 10/25/2010 4:03:18 PM , Rating: 2
"The only fruity products allowed in the Gates household come from trees"

What about tomatoes? :p




RE: Tomatoes
By raumkrieger on 10/25/2010 5:24:28 PM , Rating: 5
Begone, you new age scientist! I shan't tolerate your talk of seeded organisms!

I'll stick to the age-old definition of fruits and vegetables: if it tastes good, definitely a fruit, if it goes well with ranch dressing, it's a vegetable.


RE: Tomatoes
By raumkrieger on 10/25/2010 5:27:04 PM , Rating: 2
What is this nonsense about a double post?
Deja-vu can only mean a glitch in the Matrix!


RE: Tomatoes
By GuinnessKMF on 10/25/2010 11:04:12 PM , Rating: 5
I don't eat vegetables. Potatoes are merely an extension of meat, and corn grows under butter and is therefore a dairy product, thank you again cows.


RE: Tomatoes
By jvillaro on 10/25/2010 6:48:33 PM , Rating: 2
Some say spicy bufalo wings taste good with ranch dressing ;)


RE: Tomatoes
By raumkrieger on 10/25/2010 5:26:12 PM , Rating: 2
Begone, you new age scientist! I shan't tolerate your talk of seeded organisms!

I'll stick to the age-old definition of fruits and vegetables: if it tastes good, definitely a fruit, if it goes well with ranch dressing, it's a vegetable.

As for CEOs brainwashing their kids to like a certain product, all parents brainwash their kids.


RE: Tomatoes
By spread on 10/25/2010 10:19:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
if it tastes good, definitely a fruit, if it goes well with ranch dressing, it's a vegetable.


Steak is definitely a vegetable then. Hmmm...


RE: Tomatoes
By plonk420 on 10/26/2010 6:17:25 AM , Rating: 2
depends on what he thinks of linux ;)


WHO CARES??
By angelkiller on 10/25/2010 6:25:07 PM , Rating: 4
I hate to be 'that guy', but this is an article about the phone preferences of Bill Gates's wife.

Is there nothing else going on today?




RE: WHO CARES??
By spread on 10/25/2010 10:24:00 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Is there nothing else going on today?


I hear Steve Jobs took a dump, news at 11.


RE: WHO CARES??
By marvdmartian on 10/26/2010 10:14:49 AM , Rating: 2
I heard he's going to slap an Apple emblem on it, and call it the iCrap. ;)


This is surprisingly kind of cute
By epyon96 on 10/25/2010 2:45:36 PM , Rating: 2
This is rather cute article.

I suspect that Bill Gates keeps a garage where he smashes Macs to relieve stress in his younger days in the 80s when Macs were relevant to market share and Microsoft was just starting off in the computer world.




By Luticus on 10/25/2010 3:04:26 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Bill Gates keeps a garage where he smashes Macs


That would certainly explain apples profits of late :)


No longer tempted
By carniver on 10/25/2010 7:35:00 PM , Rating: 3
Young Steve Jobs was definitely more handsome than Bill Gates

But Bill became much richer than Steve, and didn't suffer as many health problems nor aged as much. No wonder she's no longer tempted!




Let this be a lesson to Eve
By amanojaku on 10/25/2010 2:28:46 PM , Rating: 2
Resist the serpent and his fruity temptation!




Apple Or Bananas
By Tom Kamkari on 10/25/2010 7:04:56 PM , Rating: 2
Bill Gates' Wife is no Longer Tempted by Apple Or Bananas. lol




By GeorgeOu on 10/25/2010 11:08:50 PM , Rating: 2
Melinda Gates only agreed after Bill agreed not to hire that swedish maid.




Good try....
By ira176 on 10/26/2010 2:29:01 AM , Rating: 2
but Melinda didn't answer the question:
"When asked if rumors of Bill Gates using a Mac laptop were true, she comments, "False. Nothing crosses the threshold of our doorstep.""

Bill could be using the mac laptop somewhere other than home.




Some Billy
By Belard on 10/26/2010 6:42:18 AM , Rating: 2
Someday...
Billy. Your kids will grow up.

They will buy an iPhone and other Apple products to spite you.

:)

MS will never be called the inventive company, Microsoft never created an original thought. Its always business of take over, buy-out and destroy with marketing dominance and of course reverse-engineering.

Fact dude... 1985~86, the Amiga had a multi-tasking OS and it would take 10 years for you to even catch up. Sad, but true.

At least Windows7 is very good and in general - MS is trying to actually make something worth buying.

okay... I'm sorry. I *DO* wish you'll bring back the Side-Winder pro joysticks. There is nothing today that is as tough or well designed. You get a gold star for that one.




charitable causes?
By Shadowmaster625 on 10/26/2010 10:17:32 AM , Rating: 2
You mean eugenics foundations and front organizations.




By wordsworm on 10/27/2010 8:03:40 AM , Rating: 2
Are we not in an age where we can write, "Melinda Gates" rather than "Bill Gates' wife no longer tempted by Apple"? She does have a name, doesn't she? It would have been fine to write "Melinda Gates, Bill Gates' wife,..."




So...
By corduroygt on 10/25/10, Rating: 0
Bob
By hiscross on 10/25/10, Rating: 0
MacBook
By The Raven on 10/25/10, Rating: -1
RE: MacBook
By amanojaku on 10/25/2010 2:47:01 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
What is wrong with Windows on an Apple product?
Well, it's the same Windows experience on more expensive hardware. The fact that Apple's hardware quality has come under fire doesn't help, either.

But this is really just an age-old battle of egos.


RE: MacBook
By Mitch101 on 10/25/2010 3:08:29 PM , Rating: 2
I think some people forget Microsoft Office is available for Apple also a lot of people dual boot Windows on Mac Hardware.


RE: MacBook
By Flunk on 10/25/2010 4:06:38 PM , Rating: 2
That argument seems pretty defeatist, you certainly can't say there are a lot of people dual booting OS X on non-Apple hardware. That's pretty close to admitting OS X is dead as a platform.


RE: MacBook
By teflonbilly on 10/25/2010 5:27:17 PM , Rating: 2
Well, Apple doesn't allow you to legally purchase their OS for use on non Apple platforms so you won't see many people dual booting on a non mac system.

However, you can very easily order up a windows OS and use it happily on a Mac, or as happy as Jobs allows you to be.


RE: MacBook
By omnicronx on 10/25/2010 6:03:46 PM , Rating: 2
Personally I've found that people usually dual boot because they can't do something in OSX..

MS office for Mac is also a disgrace =P.. I don't know how anyone could use it other than for word and other basic documents. The thing crashes constantly when using even medium sized datasets in excel and is DAMN slow..


RE: MacBook
By omnicronx on 10/25/2010 5:59:07 PM , Rating: 2
Well actually unless you install it via non bootcamp solution, its arguablly a worse experience =P.


RE: MacBook
By The Raven on 10/26/2010 2:04:49 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Well, it's the same Windows experience on more expensive hardware.
I don't think this is an issue for Gates ;-)


RE: MacBook
By Luticus on 10/25/2010 3:02:18 PM , Rating: 5
I find it amusing that someone wouldn't get why the "father" of windows would avoid the product of a direct competitor. Personally i completely understand the logic here. if i made a product then i probably use my own over my competitors any day. and if i felt my own product to be inferior to my competitor then i'd simply do what i could to make it better but i'd never switch. That's like shooting yourself in the foot!

I'm sure gates uses more than just "Microsoft products", he probably just doesn't use the products of those he considers direct competitors to his own products. Using other people products or openly promoting them would show a lack of faith in his own platform... why would he or anyone for that matter do this? Does steve jobs use windows?... you can bet the answer is no.


RE: MacBook
By captainobvious on 10/25/2010 3:15:19 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
I find it amusing that someone wouldn't get why the "father" of windows would avoid the product of a direct competitor. Personally i completely understand the logic here. if i made a product then i probably use my own over my competitors any day. and if i felt my own product to be inferior to my competitor then i'd simply do what i could to make it better but i'd never switch. That's like shooting yourself in the foot!

I'm sure gates uses more than just "Microsoft products", he probably just doesn't use the products of those he considers direct competitors to his own products. Using other people products or openly promoting them would show a lack of faith in his own platform... why would he or anyone for that matter do this? Does steve jobs use windows?... you can bet the answer is no.


Agreed, I doubt you'll see many Fords at the Toyota headquarters or vice versa...

Any businessman worth his salt would boycott his competitors products and embrace his own company's to show his solidarity and faith in the brand if nothing else. And the same goes for his family, if it's a BIG company. Just like how a police officer wouldn't want his children breaking the law -- having your wife/child plug a competitor's product is bad news for any CEO.

That said there's plenty of good reasons to NOT by Apple products that don't involved "because you're CEO of Microsoft" (hmm... their poor build quality, their smug attitude, etc...).


RE: MacBook
By Yongsta on 10/25/2010 5:12:04 PM , Rating: 1
Yup, I remember in the past reading about either Ford or GM's CEO at the time mentioning that the Lexus LS was the finest vehicle in the world and he drove it himself as his personal car... way to back up your own product.


RE: MacBook
By mcnabney on 10/25/2010 9:26:45 PM , Rating: 2
That would be Ford's CEO. And it wasn't that long ago.


RE: MacBook
By The Raven on 10/26/2010 1:59:12 AM , Rating: 2
Umm I think I mentioned that MS doesn't make notebooks. They are not a competitor in that respect. Does money flow to Jobs? Yes. But if that is a problem does that also mean that the Gates' have never seen any Pixar movies?

Apple is MS's competitor, and even their direct competitor in the OS game. Also PMP, phone OS, media center, and others I'm missing I'm sure. But they are not a direct competitor on lappy hardware.


RE: MacBook
By Luticus on 10/26/2010 1:21:32 PM , Rating: 2
as mac is a closed platform and apple has bascially made sure tha mac and osx are seen as synonyms in the martket place it makes no difference if mac is a "notebook" and microsoft doesn't make notebooks.

microsoft makes windows and you can't buy a mac without getting osx preinstalled, therefore bill using a mac would equate to bill using osx.... can you really not see that?


RE: MacBook
By The Raven on 10/26/2010 3:08:09 PM , Rating: 2
I obviously didn't make myself clear in the OP so I must apologize. But what I was trying to make a point of is that MS is not a competitor with Apple in the laptop hardware scene. So hypothetically speaking, there would be nothing wrong with that even if he did. Hypothetically. Do you really think I was serious about Gates using Windows on a Mac? I mean anyone making a "serious" comment on this article has got to be kidding, right? I mean the article itself doesn't beg for serious debate here. What are we afraid of, that if Melinda gets an iPhone that we should all get one too?

quote:
microsoft makes windows and you can't buy a mac without getting osx preinstalled, therefore bill using a mac would equate to bill using osx.... can you really not see that?

I had XP preinstalled on both my desktop and laptop and both now have Ubuntu installed. Oh no! Look out! I'm sleeping with the enemy!! ;-)

If you live in a black and white world then I can see where you are coming from, but the fact is that you can easily get Windows on a Mac, but you can't easily get OSX on a Toshiba. And please take this all with a grain of salt and don't reply. Yes I understand the obvious. I was trying to delve a little deeper and failed to properly convey my thoughts.


RE: MacBook
By Luticus on 10/27/2010 10:04:24 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I mean anyone making a "serious" comment on this article has got to be kidding
I can't tell you how true i think this is... :)

quote:
If you live in a black and white world then I can see where you are coming from
I actually use all 3 mainstream os types regularly. But i'm not ceo of a major operating system corp.

quote:
take this all with a grain of salt and don't reply
heh, it would take a lot more than some post on the internet to get me upset. I take everything with a grain of salt and through it all, win or loose, i'm still laughing.

Honestly i just like to debate, i try to avoid being a troll but a good debate about a "hot topic" is a lot of fun to me and something i really enjoy doing. a lot of times the comments i post are simply to get a laugh or two and i think people enjoy it. If at any point my comments seem serious and literal then chances are whoever is at the other end is reading far to much into them or i simply took a joke too far. a lot of times my jokes regarding apple can be a bit crass or "snarky" as my wife puts it but i do personally lean a bit on the anti-apple side of things. But in the end, it's all in good fun... :)


RE: MacBook
By The Raven on 10/27/2010 2:27:50 PM , Rating: 2
Understood bro. Cheers!


RE: MacBook
By swizeus on 10/25/2010 3:56:31 PM , Rating: 1
Hey, don't get it wrong. He is just trying how the windows beta would fit the new Apple notebook


RE: MacBook
By omnicronx on 10/25/2010 5:57:57 PM , Rating: 2
A Mac is a PC as in a personal computer, they are not an 'IBM PC compatible' or whatever term the cool kids are using these days ;)

Not that the difference is that big these days anyways.. Ever since the switch to Intel the only real differentiator is the EFI chip being used(which is basically a new form of bios).

It is possible though, I've installed Windows natively on a mac (even with a guid partition), and I have OSX installed on my PC ;)


RE: MacBook
By takercena on 10/26/2010 5:40:48 AM , Rating: 2
Most "cool kids" think that Macs are cool.


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