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Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: February 16, 2006 11:59AM
Will Apple Adopt Windows?

[www.pcmag.com]
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 16, 2006 12:06PM
again?



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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: February 16, 2006 12:10PM
He's trying to get a job as a writer for The Onion.
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: spearmint
Date: February 16, 2006 12:19PM
I'll have what he is drinking.
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 16, 2006 12:20PM
As usual, he's got it exactly opposite... more likely, PC users will want to run X.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 16, 2006 12:22PM
Never mind



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2006 12:37PM by Lux Interior.
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: brofoski
Date: February 16, 2006 12:24PM
...and maybe Apple will ditch iTunes for MS Player.
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 16, 2006 12:51PM
Please he is aging like us all and you have to cut him some slack. winking smiley
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 16, 2006 02:14PM
He is an idiot that thrives on sensational (cough) journalism (cough). He's been wrong every time he has opened his mouth regarding Apple.

Apple chose to make the iPod PC friendly because you can't expect to sell 30 million iPods if buyers are expected to install a card to use the device. Virtually all computers have USB. It doesn't take a journalism or economics degree to figure that out.

Sure. Apple is going to ditch a modern, powerful, virus free OS for Windows.

Someone should tell these guys the danger of smoking crack.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 16, 2006 02:38PM
LOL, MacArtist




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: Silencio
Date: February 16, 2006 04:10PM
It must take a lot of time and effort for him to come up with progressively stupider and stupider analysts.

PCMag is laughing all the way to the bank with all the page hits, though. Like Lisa Simpson and Paul Anka said about the best way to deal with the rampant neon sign monsters, "Just don't look!" Just don't look!"
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: elmo3
Date: February 16, 2006 09:45PM
Microsoft has a product called Windows XPe. The "e" stands for "embedded". That is, they happily sell to OEMs who use the core Windows and who structure it for the OEM's own purposes. It no longer is a Microsoft product; it's not supported by Microsoft, and doesn't necessarily bear any resemblance to the off-the-shelf versions of Windows.

It can, in fact, be configured radically different from the consumer Windows.

Question: can the Macintosh look and feel be placed on top of Windows underpinnings? I don't know--but I'd bet that the conversation took place, at least at a conceptual level.



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In the words of DharmaDog: "it may or may not be utter horse@#$%&, but it shouldn't be dismissed simply because it doesn't agree with your opinion."

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Trying is the first step to failure. -- Homer Simpson
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 17, 2006 12:00AM
The issue of peripheral compatibility hits home every time I look at the beautiful HP1600cm Postscript printer a friend gave me when his office upgraded, and I know I can never run it in OSX. If I want to use it I have to reboot into 9 because that's where HP quit making mac drivers for it.

If Apple were to make a version of its software that could run as a shell around Windows, while making it more stable and less virus susceptible, would that be a bad thing? Apple could sell its software to a lot more people, and software margin has got to be higher than hardware.

The obvious solution to me seems to make the Intel Macs run Windows as well, thereby eliminating the peripheral driver issue. But then I've been wrong before, as when I thought the bowling ball base iMac would tip over too easily, not realizing how much deadweight was in that base. I've heard the new iMacs are much less stable, however, and a tipover can cost $700 to repair. For that reason I'm recommending minis to friends interested in macswitches. Is there any performance dif'?
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: elmo3
Date: February 17, 2006 06:10AM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> The issue of peripheral compatibility hits home
> every time I look at the beautiful HP1600cm
> Postscript printer a friend gave me when his
> office upgraded, and I know I can never run it in
> OSX. If I want to use it I have to reboot into 9
> because that's where HP quit making mac drivers
> for it.

For Postscript printing, you need nothing more than (a) a network connected Postscript printer, and (b) the PPD file for that printer.

I will be happy to take that printer off your hands. I will pay shipping. PM me.




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In the words of DharmaDog: "it may or may not be utter horse@#$%&, but it shouldn't be dismissed simply because it doesn't agree with your opinion."

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Trying is the first step to failure. -- Homer Simpson
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Re: Dvorak has finally, and completely, lost his friggin' mind.
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 17, 2006 06:22AM
We are all dumber from having read that. Dvorak is awarded no points, and may God have mercy on his soul.
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