This week: Charlie watched some episodes of Larry Sanders (on his PC). He played the customised Fawlty Towers map for Counterstrike (on his PC). He listened to the Windows startup jingle every 10 minutes as his PC repeatedly rebooted itself.
This has always bothered me, why do people consider macs a toy when they are used by the majority of REAL pros. Like Recording studios, TV studios and things that take a hard working computer. Those people chose apple becuase apple computers work exactly how they need them to, and reliably at that.
3 sawtooth/400mhz/450mhz/512mb/1 gig/tiger
quicksilver/800 mhz/ 1.5 gig/tiger
5th g ipod/30 gig video
3rd g ipod/15 gig
1 G3 Tower B&W/400mhz/512mb/os9
2 g3 imacs Purple/Bondi/os 9
It's amazing that the single button mouse issue still comes up in spades.
Do these people really have no clue that one can use a two-button mouse with OS X right from day one (I believe?). I used a two-button Logitec mouse even with OS 9, the jumped right to OS 10.2 with it, so I don't really know if 10.0 and 10.1 supported it.
But reading about the single button mouse "problem" in both the CBC review and this one was a bit much.
I personally like the US Apple ads better. For one thing, the "PC" reminds me of Bill Gates. I also find the characters and the skits a bit better.
I don't know what the Mac penetration is in the UK, but in Germany and France, the Mac is quite popular. If you go into a magazine store in Quebec, you'd be amazed at the number of different French (from France) Mac magazines on the rack.
That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen written in a 'newspaper'. "I hate Macs. I hate Mac users. I want to poke them in the eye." Yup... real good critisism of the technology.
Fortunately, I don't need to resort to that. Windows users will probably poke their own eyes out after seeing the BSOD for the umpteenth time.
1) (384 BC – 322 BC) the greatest of the Ancient Greek orators
2) pseudonym used by Valentine Wiggin in Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game to alter the events of world history