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  • in reply to: Chivalry & Yiddishkeit: A Foreign Concept #641893

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    If chivalry is against the Torah why is it the guys taking the girls on dates?

    in reply to: Does Age Really Matter? #641732

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    Age is just a number.

    The older you get the less it matters…

    in reply to: MAC vs PC #636661

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    <b>Mariner</b> I don’t know what happened to my previous post, I wrote about Office 2007 and that the Ribbon interface isn’t just “eye candy”… has been around for years you should have heard of it. Opera happens to be the most innovative browser out there. They had tabs before Firefox even existed. Apple stole the <b>idea</b> of a GUI from Xerox’s PARC, Microsoft stole the “look and feel” of Apple’s implementation. They got sued for it, Apple did not. Regarding Adobe, it’s not only “up to CS2” CS4 was introduced a few days ago. You have me a little confused regarding processors, I think you are confused with “IBM Compatible”. Apple used Power PC processors made by <b>IBM</b>, when those weren’t meeting their needs they switched to the <b>Intel</b> processors that you rave about. It was a great move. Note that the Power PC processor is <b>not</b> a bad processor, it’s used in many different products including Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Microsoft even used Power Mac G5’s in creating it because it used the same processor architecture. One of the problems with Power PC was energy consumption and heat. Macs still do run fairly hot because of their denseness. But, they don’t use more power unless you’re referring to the Mac Pro which is a <b>workstation</b> and doesn’t use any more power that a similarly configured Windows box.

    Regarding the iPod, it shines in it’s ease of use. No other media player is as easy to use, from using the actual device to syncing it with a computer and buying content from the iTunes Store. It fits in well with Apple’s overall strategy of making devices for “non-techies”.

    in reply to: MAC vs PC #636655

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    I will start off by answering <b>yoshi</b>: I prefer Macs.

    Now I will respond to some of the other replies:

    <b>Mariner</b> with every post you make it evident how little you know about computers and that you have never used a Mac. In your first post you write that Mac OS X isn’t written for Intel. Of course it is, if it wasn’t it wouldn’t work! You also talk about price. True, <b>some</b> Macs may be on the pricey side, but you are only comparing hardware. You make no mention of software, OS X’s design is far superior to Windows, and the computers come with a whole bunch of useful applications. Windows gives you Solitaire. In your second post you mention component quality. Macs use the same components as PCs, so you’re wrong there. Also can you explain why there are Microsoft executives who use MacBook Pros (running Windows of course) when they can buy a <b>better</b> computer. (Anyone can run Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp.) In your first response to <b>kitzur_dot_net</b> you write “i have no clue where you get saying macs are more stable.”, well ‘i have no clue where you get saying macs <b>aren’t</b> more stable’, this one is rather well known. Even better is your reason why Macs are more stable “mac users tend to know their way around the internet and a computer a bit more.”, if they know more about computers (like you do) why’d they buy Macs? You also mention that ” your typical user is buying a pc, going online and messing up their computer.”, that’s a great reason to buy a Mac as there are no viruses out there for them. Even according to your reasoning maybe that’s why they are more stable and it has nothing to do with their users. Lastly, you obviously haven’t heard the mockery made out of Microsoft’s latest ad campaign.

    <b>kitzur_dot_net</b> (and <b>Mariner</b>), Mac OS X isn’t based on Linux it’s based on <b>UNIX</b>. Also both Apple and Microsoft are concerned with writing good software <b>and</b> aesthetics. Apple just happens to be better at both of them. (Though they are helped by supporting less hardware and by handling backward compatibility differently.)

    <b>Doc</b> the “capital marketplace” isn’t why Microsoft is where they are today. This is evidenced by the many antitrust suites filed against them. Also the Mac is gaining market-share pretty quickly and Microsoft is nervous and has launched the above-mentioned ad campaign.

    In short, I used to deride Macs too. But Apple won me over with a superior product. This isn’t to say that Macs are perfect, they are far from it (grammar checking would be nice too) but superior they are. This isn’t only my opinion but PC Magazines as well.

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