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Apple's low, low nature doesn't surprise me anymore.
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I guess this is what that article meant when it claimed the new Macbook Pro was going to disrupt the notebook space rolleyes.gif

They're scared of the Zenbook and they should be . It's way nicer than the Macbook Air....
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 2/14/12 at 6:31am
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The sad and unfortunate truth is that no matter what laws Apple violates at this time, it won't mean a damn thing. They are so filthy rich that they'll shrug off any penalty fees and lawsuits. Add to that the fact that they have millions of blind Apple sheep that have no clue about their practices. Thank you corporate America, where money will get you out of anything. The only way I see Apple going down is if the courts rule in favor of other patent holders, where Apple is forced to cease production and sales of nearly every device. I don't see it happening. Apple will be around for just as long as Microsoft and Google; neither are going anywhere.
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Don't we have laws against this? This is getting ridiculous. If Authorities and Regulators sit back and do nothing, they are inviting monopolistic practices. Sure a few companies like Apple will profit, but every consumer will pay a big price.

Yes, there are laws against this, but when a lot of Government parties sit on the Apple's board of directors, how do you think they get granted ludicrous patents, and are able to get away with this type of behavior?
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Don't we have laws against this? This is getting ridiculous. If Authorities and Regulators sit back and do nothing, they are inviting monopolistic practices. Sure a few companies like Apple will profit, but every consumer will pay a big price.

Yes, there are laws against this, but when a lot of Government parties sit on the Apple's board of directors, how do you think they get granted ludicrous patents, and are able to get away with this type of behavior?

As much as I disliked Jobs and feel he wasn't all that amazing, that's a bit unfair and untrue. Jobs definitely donated a lot of money to charities. He just didn't agree to give away over half of his fortune like Bill Gates and several other wealthy men. Jobs wasn't a philanthropist. You can't judge someone by how much of their fortune they give away. The man donated millions of dollars; I think that's more than what the entire middle class and lower class combined donate. I once did make the mistake of saying he "donated very little," I admit to that. You can't demand someone who is wealthy to give away their entire fortune that they've worked hard for. Regardless of your belief that you would have given much more, it was his money, and he was paying himself a $1 salary for a year or two if I recall correctly.
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Seems similar to methods Intel used that got them fined well over one billion...

With a value nearing $500 billion, I'm not sure Apple would even flinch. From a business perspective I understand this decision, still, that doesn't make it right.
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This makes me sad. I was seriously looking forward to picking up a Zenbook.

I am officially boycotting apple products from now on. I refuse to buy from a company that maliciously attempts to funnel me into buying their needlessly marked up products.
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It's not about the thinness, it's more about the Zenbook's copying of the trademark slanted design that the Macbook Air has (along with the use of aluminum body, similar keyboard/trakpad layout and other things) which overall make it very similar to the MBA which preceded it.
asus-ux31-zenbook-ultrabook-review-15.jpg?20111114-180512
I'm not saying I agree with the method Apple decided to take care of it though.

So, only Apple can make a tapered laptop out of aluminium? Just like the iPad argument, this one, too, is garbage. Of course tablets are going to look alike. Of course laptops are going to look alike.

The thing that strikes me about your picture? Asus' use of standard connectors...
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Jobs definitely donated a lot of money to charities.

Proof?
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Jobs definitely donated a lot of money to charities.

Proof?

Wow I retract that... whichever of the Apple folks on here was scolding my post should be ashamed. Jobs may have donated anonymously, though I'd be skeptical to believe even that; why would you hide it if you know you'll be criticized for having billions and not donating to a good cause?

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/quick-news/42725-apple-ceo-donates-r765-million-to-charity.html

For the lol:
http://www.zimbio.com/Bill+Gates/articles/8w3pt_bBLn_/Steve+Jobs+Foundation+donates+750+million
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