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How is this even news? It's just a opinion by some random guy online.
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I don't like iCrap

Any of it, and never will...

Many techs will tell you to take your iCrap to the iStore, as many of us just flat refuse to work on them... (Regardless if we can or cant)...

Another reason why iPeople will pay more than any other computer user on the planet, Apple has the iLock on all it's users & subscribers...
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Grooveshark > itunes (for music at least)
 
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Foobar2000 > Everything.

But anyways, Apple is in a position now where their brand name is extremely powerful. To the average person, iPods are the best MP3 players simply because they're Apple. And I give Apple credit there, they've done a brilliant job in both building their reputation and expanding the market for media players in general.
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post #15 of 39
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Any Phone = an MP3 Player

PSP = MP3 & MP4 (video) player

People need to get tech savvy, Apple doesn't own MP3s & MP4s, they own iTunes & the iStore...

Which is essentially Apples' attempt to lock it's customers in, and Apple is more interested in KEEPING their customers and revenue then any thing else, and that's pretty much the bottom line...

With all the nice other optional Mobile devices now entering the market Apple very soon will be competing to remain #1...

Many people I know will buy a cheaper version of the iPod or iPad than buy an Apple product just for the sake of saving money..
Smart move I'd say...

/Apple fan hate mail...

I agree moderators, the article is extremely opinionated, indeed..
Edited by _GTech - 2/16/11 at 10:56pm
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
I don't like iCrap

Any of it, and never will...

Many techs will tell you to take your iCrap to the iStore, as many of us just flat refuse to work on them... (Regardless if we can or cant)...

Another reason why iPeople will pay more than any other computer user on the planet, Apple has the iLock on all it's users & subscribers...
I love telling clients (I run a PC business on the side) that we don't do Apple. They ask "why? Macs are the best computers you can buy" and I proceed with laughter and give them a peek at a hardware comparison list of a sample $1,000 "mid-range" build compared to a standard $2,500 Mac desktop. Basically, it goes like this: (only listing most crucial components)

$1,000 PC:
i7 2500k, overclockable to ~5GHz (Nuff said right there)
1TB of hard drive storage
Dual channel 2x2GB 1600MHz RAM
GTX560 (maybe a 570 depending on how generous I am and how much I want them to bite a purchase)
Windows 7

$2,500 Mac Pro:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon ()
3GB (three 1GB) 1066MHz memory ()
1TB hard drive
18x double-layer "SuperDrive" ()
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 (Words/emoticons can't even express the fail in that)
Icky Mac OS.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 2/17/11 at 11:51am
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post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
I love telling clients (I run a PC business on the side) that we don't do Apple. They ask "why? Macs are the best computers you can buy" and I proceed with laughter and give them a peek at a hardware comparison list of a sample $1,000 "mid-range" build compared to a standard $2,500 Mac desktop. Basically, it goes like this: (only listing most crucial components)

$1,000 PC:
i7 2500k, overclockable to ~5GHz (Nuff said right there)
1TB of hard drive storage
Dual channel 2x2GB 1600MHz RAM
GTX560 (maybe a 570 depending on how generous I am and how much I want them to bite a purchase)
Windows 7

$2,500 Mac Pro:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon ()
3GB (three 1GB) memory ()
1TB hard drive
18x double-layer "SuperDrive" ()
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 (Words/emoticons can't even express the fail in that)
Icky Mac OS.
You forgot to add that not only are those 1GB DIMMs, but they're 1066MHz. It's pretty sad.
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I love telling clients (I run a PC business on the side) that we don't do Apple. They ask "why? Macs are the best computers you can buy" and I proceed with laughter and give them a peek at a hardware comparison list of a sample $1,000 "mid-range" build compared to a standard $2,500 Mac desktop. Basically, it goes like this: (only listing most crucial components)

$1,000 PC:
i7 2500k, overclockable to ~5GHz (Nuff said right there)
1TB of hard drive storage
Dual channel 2x2GB 1600MHz RAM
GTX560 (maybe a 570 depending on how generous I am and how much I want them to bite a purchase)
Windows 7

$2,500 Mac Pro:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon ()
3GB (three 1GB) memory ()
1TB hard drive
18x double-layer "SuperDrive" ()
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 (Words/emoticons can't even express the fail in that)
Icky Mac OS.
When it comes to Macs, when has it ever been about hardware?

If everyone thought the way you did no one would be buying Apple computers.
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You forgot to add that not only are those 1GB DIMMs, but they're 1066MHz. It's pretty sad.
Rofl, you're absolutely right, just added that in.
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When it comes to Macs, when has it ever been about hardware?

If everyone thought the way you did no one would be buying Apple computers.
I'd have to agree. OS X is by far the better, more polished OS. And this is coming from someone who moved from Apple to Windows-based machines 2 years ago. Windows 7 isn't bad, in fact, I love it. But if OS X ever was able to be natively supported by run-of-the-mill PC hardware without tons of kernel tweaks, you can bet your ass I'd move back.

As far as the story goes, I think the guy has a point. Apple is getting WAY too out of hand with locking down their hardware/software integration. Just one of the reasons I moved away from their machines.

At any rate, I like Foobar2K. It's jsut a far more robust and feature-filled player than iTunes.
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