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http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+Kills...ticle11495.htm

Link says it all, no surprise really.
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I have this image of storm troopers with Apple logos on their chests in the middle of the white plastic ziplining into a building in a suburban office park. Tell me it happened!
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Yea, not surprized abit. They are out to make a huge profit, not sell computers at what they are worth.
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Yea, not surprized abit. They are out to make a huge profit, not sell computers at what they are worth.
Exactly. There are about 5 people on this forum that would argue to the death with that too
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Yea, not surprized abit. They are out to make a huge profit, not sell computers at what they are worth.
or even a little over what they are worth, they usually charge more than double that their computers are worth.
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Macs are useful for people that do not know much about computers and want something that works right out of the box. Though, I completely agree that they are completely overpriced, macs do fit for what a lot of people are looking for. Example would be:

Mac Mini: Small, relatively inexpensive, and versatile little guy that can find a place almost anywhere, whether it be in your stereo dock, under an overhead kitchen cabinet, or as a mid-level HTPC. While there are alternatives, none of them have as small a footprint or aesthetic appearance as the MM.

iMac: Some people simply do not want to lug around a tower, monitor, speakers, webcam, and mic whenever they have to take their computer somewhere and for those people, it may be worth the 400-500 price hike. While the imac screens tend to suffer from gradients and the speakers are average at best, most average consumers either wont notice or don't care.

Macbook and Macbook Pro: I have a macbook pro and i love the way it looks and works. While I don't agree with the MRSP, I do love the clean look over the bling bling appearance that most computer enthusiasts find themselves obsessed with nowadays. Maybe if they were a couple of dollars cheaper, more people would buy them but hey, hasn't happened yet and I doubt it will soon.

The only computer I cannot find any way to justify anyone buying however, is the Mac Pro. That thing to me, both looks ugly and is completely not worth the price tag. The other macs, I can see why people would want to buy them.
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Steve Jobs didn't like the idea of someone actually getting what they deserve for their money.
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The only computer I cannot find any way to justify anyone buying however, is the Mac Pro. That thing to me, both looks ugly and is completely not worth the price tag. The other macs, I can see why people would want to buy them.
Pro = L33T. That's why.
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Macs are useful for people that do not know much about computers and want something that works right out of the box.
thats a really ignorant thing to say. A lot of people on OCN use macs. I have a macbook pro and love it. If I had to buy a proprietary machine, It would be a mac. All macs can't do is game. They have better video editing/music creation/ and photo editing software. I really dislike how apple runs its business, But I do love their products. And they are certainly not for people who don't know what they are doing. I see you said you own a macbook pro as well, so IDK why youd say its for noobs


edit: Mac Pros are good for video editors. A macbook pro isnt really powerful enough to run Final cut and arpeture. If it's something you do often


in regard to this article,
this is very sad, I have not even heard about this. Freaking Steve Jobs!
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I have a feeling this thread is going to get really interesting.....

My opinion.... I just don't think "openmac" is in concurrence with Steve Job's vision.
    
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