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No need in trying to explain it, they'll never get it (or will continue to act like they dont). If there's no big number change it must be a service pack.
The difference is that you don't buy OSX. You buy a Mac, and it comes with OSX.

Microsoft doesn't make hardware(with the exception of the 360). They are a software company who's main product is Windows, so they have to make their profit selling Windows licenses.

Apple doesn't develop their OS to sell it, they develop it to sell their hardware at a large premium. If you think about it, you're paying way more for OSX than a PC user pays for Windows.


10.6 isn't a brand new OS, it isn't an update, its DLC for your Mac, and $30 for DLC is ridiculous, even by Activision standards
    
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No need in trying to explain it, they'll never get it (or will continue to act like they dont). If there's no big number change it must be a service pack.
I understand where you guys are coming from, I suppose it is a whole new OS. The thing is when you look at it at the perspective of what was changed from leopard to snow leopard it wasn't that much, enough to be confused or seem like a service pack. The way I see it is snow leopard just filled in all the gaps that leopard left behind.
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Well all we're doing is setting the record straight. We're not mindlessly defending apple here.
Yeah, I know.
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I understand where you guys are coming from, I suppose it is a whole new OS. The thing is when you look at it at the perspective of what was changed from leopard to snow leopard it wasn't that much, enough to be confused or seem like a service pack. The way I see it is snow leopard just filled in all the gaps that leopard left behind.
It doesn't look like much of a change at the surface, but if you look underneath there were many changes, improvements, etc.
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Yeah, I know.

It doesn't look like much of a change at the surface, but if you look underneath there were many changes, improvements, etc.
I understand this but aren't service packs the same thing? Usually fixing bugs, updating drivers, speeding up the kernal, ect. Not saying I'm right or you're wrong just throwing it out there that a service pack and snow leopard are similar is various ways. I'm just trying to support my argument from before that apple has charged for an update which I see snow leopard being.
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To be fair, there wasn't a lot of changes going from Vista to Windows 7.

Sure they made hundreds, if not thousands of tweaks but its still basically the same OS, especially if you don't like the way the new taskbar combines labels.


I probably wouldn't pay $100 to upgrade from Vista to 7 (actually $30 since I'm a student) but if I were putting together a new PC I would probably buy it, because it would still cost less than an equivalent Mac.
    
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To be fair, there wasn't a lot of changes going from Vista to Windows 7.

Sure they made hundreds, if not thousands of tweaks but its still basically the same OS, especially if you don't like the way the new taskbar combines labels.


I probably wouldn't pay $100 to upgrade from Vista to 7 (actually $30 since I'm a student) but if I were putting together a new PC I would probably buy it, because it would still cost less than an equivalent Mac.
Granted that's true, although 7 did add DX11 support which is a pretty big update. If I had vista before I got 7 (and didn't have a msdnaa account) I would probably stick with vista too.
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To be fair, there wasn't a lot of changes going from Vista to Windows 7.

Sure they made hundreds, if not thousands of tweaks but its still basically the same OS, especially if you don't like the way the new taskbar combines labels.


I probably wouldn't pay $100 to upgrade from Vista to 7 (actually $30 since I'm a student) but if I were putting together a new PC I would probably buy it, because it would still cost less than an equivalent Mac.
What are you talking about that there wasn't a lot of changes going from Vista to Windows 7? Sure it might be based on the same kernel, so nothing has changed in that respect. But they made the UI so much better, and those thousands of tweaks they made were changes, changes which made the OS so much better today than it was as Vista. With Vista there were so many problems, and there were so many horror stories by albeit ignorant consumers, that it got such a bad rep, and no body wanted to even touch it as a platform. Microsoft released Shadow run as a multi platform Vista only game simply so that they could try and get some of the PC enthusiastic to get it, but that fell short.

Windows 7, from a technical aspect, has changed very little. However, in terms of functionality, and more user friendly desktop environment, it has changed dramatically. Plus it is so much faster than Vista, which is a nice bonus.

You don't need a new kernel to get a new OS.
     
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Vista has DX11 support too, and that's not much of a reason. Especially considering even XP has OpenGL 4 support. DirectX should work regardless of OS.


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What are you talking about that there wasn't a lot of changes going from Vista to Windows 7? Sure it might be based on the same kernel, so nothing has changed in that respect. But they made the UI so much better, and those thousands of tweaks they made were changes, changes which made the OS so much better today than it was as Vista. With Vista there were so many problems, and there were so many horror stories by albeit ignorant consumers, that it got such a bad rep, and no body wanted to even touch it as a platform. Microsoft released Shadow run as a multi platform Vista only game simply so that they could try and get some of the PC enthusiastic to get it, but that fell short.

Windows 7, from a technical aspect, has changed very little. However, in terms of functionality, and more user friendly desktop environment, it has changed dramatically. Plus it is so much faster than Vista, which is a nice bonus.

You don't need a new kernel to get a new OS.

Your perception of Windows changed more than the OS itself did. Functionally its basically the same. Windows 7 is just more convenient. You get the same stuff done with less aggravation.
    
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Vista has DX11 support too, and that's not much of a reason. Especially considering even XP has OpenGL 4 support. DirectX should work regardless of OS.





Your perception of Windows changed more than the OS itself did. Functionally its basically the same. Windows 7 is just more convenient. You get the same stuff done with less aggravation.
Holy crap you're right, how did I not know this...+Rep for saving me the future embarrassment of looking like an idiot.
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another apple thread with more bashing...

android has hotspot but it's not free. apple has hotspot and it's not free and the whole world thinks apple is crazy.

before any smartass tells me an unlocked unbranded android has hotspot for free, you can do the same to any phone by root or jailbreak...

you guys are a morning laugh everyday...
Wifi tethering on android is free if you bother to root and download the app
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