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I have 4GB, I'll be getting 16GB.

And with Linux, I can mount that extra unused 12GB of RAM as my /tmp, /var, etc folders if I really want to for a performance increase.
There's plenty of other ways that Windows is unoptimized.
You can do that in Windows too. There's a pretty minimalistic program, forget the name, turns spare RAM into a RAMdrive.
post #62 of 72
Thank. You. Google.
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post #63 of 72
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The whole store markup analogy should be thrown out for one simple reason, there are no other stores available. You are forced (without jailbreaking) to only use the App store. You can't go down the street to a different store for a better deal.

What if Ford said you could only use Ford gasoline in their cars, or Microsoft said you could only purchase Windows 7 software from the Microsoft marketplace.

The whole system that Apple has instated is ludicrous.
If you read the second half of my post, you'd have seen that was the exact point I made.
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haha well put ,sir.
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Apple is like North Korea. Going totally bonkers and trying to assert as much power(profit) as possible before their Glorious Leader dies.
This is just sig worthy.
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Put simply, publishers don’t want readers to opt in, because they know readers will prefer to opt out. Transparency is not a friend of publishers who for decades made a mint by selling out readers to advertisers and list brokers. Most readers may not be aware of this, but those who are don’t like it. Publishers know that and hate Apple for calling their bluff. If personal info harvesting isn’t essential for publishers’ business model and it is in the interest of readers, then why would they be against an instant referendum in the form of the opt in button?
http://counternotions.com/2011/02/16/stores/

this is talking about publishers that sell personal info and apple requires a user to opt in to give that information to the publisher. I for one would not opt in, which bothers the publishers bottom line
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i dun like apple but....lol i like ipods and ipod touchs even though there over priced. they look nice and my ipod nano is missed. i miss my ipod touch they both broke. i dont agree with some of apples practices i hate their computers way over priced. everything from apple i use looks nice and performs decently i just wish they werent over priced and proprietary.
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post #68 of 72
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....and Fox news is fair and balanced.

I posted a CNN article on this a week ago. Almost all of the US publishers (except NewsCorp, ironically) said "heck no" to Apple's outrageous terms. They were also discussing litigation.
Even though I side with the developers here you have to remember that all news outlets can be stupid not just cox news.
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post #69 of 72
30% for doing nothing. Nice deal!

Or does it cost $ to run the apple store? I'm not a mac yippie so I don't know how it all works.
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30% for doing nothing. Nice deal!

Or does it cost $ to run the apple store? I'm not a mac yippie so I don't know how it all works.
i read somewhere that they are just above breakeven
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