Discussion in 'Mac & OS X' started by i.think.different, Oct 13, 2010.
10.7 is going to be in my hands.
Perhaps I finally (!) need to buy a Mac.
I'm hoping they keep prices the same. No higher or no lower.
The only reason Macs are secure is because not enough people own them for hackers to take the time and develop viruses.. If prices are lowered then more people will buy macs, giving hackers the incentive to create new infections causing us existing Mac users to be in the same boat as current Windows users
To everybody to says Macs are too expensive-
Apple doesn't want you to own a Mac. Really, they control 90% of the $1000+ computer market. It's who they sell it too. If you can't spend $1000 on a computer, you aren't going to get quality, Windows or Mac.
But I still don't get how you can spend $229+ on a media player and not $1000 on a machine that can do heavy work.
As much as I hate Windows, I have to disagree with that. You can make a high quality Windows PC below the price of $1000.
Haha sweet.....new macs....maybe a new macbook?
and it looks like
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)????
Ok IMO they will introduce Mac OSX 10.7.
They will also update the MacBook Air which hasn't been updated in ages.
iPod nano 2g- bought
iPod classic- gift
iPod touch- gift
iPhone- contract made phone cheap to buy.
Also, you can get a good pc for half the price of a mac which is more powerful.
For me, the main reason why it's not worth buying a mac is because I am a pc gamer which macs are terrible for because of the lack of upgrades. I would only use it periodically, so it's not worth investing in a £650 machine for occasional use. £300 on the other hand I wouldnt mind paying for.
I also don't need a terribly powerful mac, something as long as it's capable of basic 3d (eh. Hl2 on low which even a gma 945 can do) and hd editing.
Security through obscurity is no security at all. If you're really freaked out by it switch to a unix OS like Ubuntu.
The difference between a 230 media player and a 1,000 computer is that with the media player, there's no real competition in the market. You cant find many devices that have the functionality of the ipod touch, and what does exist is of rather shoddy quality. With the computer, there are other options. Most other companies charge far less than Apple does, and I'm not against Apple making a profit. I just think that in the last few years, its gotten absolutely rediculous.
In fact, here's a great article pointing this out using the Mac Pro, their top of the line macintosh and also their only tower.
Based on that, based on the competition's price and based on how cheap a copy of snow leopard is, why on earth would I possibly want to buy Apple hardware when its so much cheaper to buy the hardware myself and build it? If the hardware's identical than the issues that arise from hackintoshing are minimal at best, even the updates are safe to install if things are set up right. The only thing Apple has over that is technical support(of which most people never use) and that your not violating their EULA, which is NOT a legally binding contract. Your not breaking any laws with this route so long as your using a legal copy of Mac OS.
Your point about sub 1,000 computers being crap is absolutely true. I went through many horrible computers, both self-built and manufactured before learning that. But just because you're putting money into a computer to ensure quality doesnt mean you should skimp on specs for a fruit logo to be slapped on the case. Unless money is no object or you have some moral objection to hackintoshes.
People who don't on macs are so defensive. It's a different experience and until you experience all factors of that you really won't understand.
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