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Apple is all about aestethics, you are paying for aestethics. Most people that buys apple products are more concerned about aestethics than specs.


most people buy them because they don't get windows such as my parents or allot of older people.

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Funny story, I actually had the superdrive in my macbook replaced under warranty - I wore it out burning spindles upon spindles of DVDs for work (unix/linux boot discs, slide shows for clients, etc). I used it until i started getting focus and media layer transition errors.
Were I to have that kind of load to put on it again, I'd probably buy an external anyways (on their dime) just so I didn't have to wear out my own equipment (not to mention that 5.25" ODDs are more robust than laptop drives anyways). Given that I'd buy an external next time for the work, a new laptop not having an ODD doesn't really bother me. more room inside for batteries / cooling / better MB anyways (for example, new 13" RMBP has dual cooling fans, mine has only one, thanks ODD).

for real. the new macbooks probably have the best cooling of any notebooks in their weight class (translation: below 7 pounds). you'd think ocn would like that
post #483 of 603
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

Is this sarcasm?
If not, you can easily grab an external BluRay drive + an app which can play BluRay.

it is
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most people buy them because they don't get windows such as my parents or allot of older people.

i doubt it.
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LOL Apple at it's finest. Blue Ray was ahead of it's time. Not putting a disc drive in those computers is just going to hinder them. How can someone watch a movie or install something if there is no disc drive?
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Another nail in the coffin of Apple.
Fundamentally they may be right in saying that disc technology is "old" but to deprive their loyal customer base access to it is very short-sighted. As many have pointed out in this thread, interweb bandwidth varies greatly country to country and will do for at least another decade so streaming in not an option for most users but then this isn't really about old technology. This is about "Apple Innovation". A new way to supplement Apple's profit margin.
Can't wait to have even more fun at my mac buddies expense at the weekend thumb.gif
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i doubt it.


yes. If you compare mac OS and Windows mac OS is much simpler. For example, to uninstall a program you just throw the whole application in the trash on macs. Windows is better for most on OCN because it is much more open and  you can change advanced stuff such as registry settings.

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LOL Apple at it's finest. Blue Ray was ahead of it's time. Not putting a disc drive in those computers is just going to hinder them. How can someone watch a movie or install something if there is no disc drive?

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That Micro USB format was holding Apple back so they went with a something different that is essentially the same thing (?!?) for the iphone 5 - not to mention the fact that its proprietary (cha-ching). Good move..../sarcasm.
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yes. If you compare mac OS and Windows mac OS is much simpler. For example, to uninstall a program you just throw the whole application in the trash on macs. Windows is better for most on OCN because it is much more open and  you can change advanced stuff such as registry settings.

FYI, OS X does use a registry, but a different, and IMHO much better, implementation. A .app in OS X is simply an executable folder. Inside it are all of the program resources and it's own registry, called a plist. If this is corrupted, the app will just generate a new default plist. This is also why you don't need to install or uninstall most apps, as they are self contained programs. This goes for the OS itself. Instead of a huge, system wide registry, individual OS components have their own which can be regenerated if needed.

Back in the 90's when disk space and memory were more limited, having a system wide registry and sharing libraries made sense. Now, I would argue that reliability and simplicity is more important then the marginal gains of a system registry and shared DLL's. This is one of the reasons I love OS X and other Unix-like OS's over Windows.
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