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Briefly: Apple trademark; Vista review

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon July 17, 2006

Apple trademark, Vista

In brief: More information has turned up about Apple's "Numbers" trademark, with the company presenting Class 009 for computer software for home, education, business, and developer use.... CRN has posted its Top 10 Windows Vista Hits & Misses, elaborating on Microsoft's upcoming operating system which is expected to ship in early 2007.... One Mac user has launched Graffletopia, a website designed to ease the process of OmniGraffle users sharing stencil files.... Apple recently discussed its plans to integrate iPods with automobiles, and revealed that the company remains interested in what customers are doing with hacks as well as mods that include its hardware.... SmartSound Music has released its latest colection of multi-layer music designed to work with the Mood Mapping feature in Sonicfire Pro 4.




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  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Gadgets

    look VERY familuar!! Way to go MS! Apple only had widgets for how long now??

    Apple... Often copied, NEVER duplicated

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Vista for $89 I don't

    He said Vista for $89? I doubt that you'll be able to get a copy for less than $399.00. And what will you get for that $399.00? There's supposed to be like 6 different iterations of Visa. Will it have the features you want now and the future or will it be cripled someway you didn't expect after you bought it. Now you know why people buy Macs. You have one enterprise version of OSX server and one client or home user version and that's it. If you need server functions buy OSX server. If you need just the OS for everything else except the server function you buy the regular OSX and you're done for only $129.00. And you won't have to call up Apple for authentication and Apple won't kill your OS after 30 days if you upgrade your software or hardware and claim you have pirated it either.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:vista for

    yeah, we have a PC here at work that got hit with 'this version of windows is pirated' because we had to do an upgrade to it. took a long time to get fixed. big hassle. But the 89 dollar version of Vista i bet will be the 'lite' version with just a basic OS. nothing else included for media or networking.

    do the math... 299 for vista (h*** we can even say 129 for fun) then another 50 for the anti virus program (which needs updating every year so thats 50 bucks a year for life) then another 20 or so for the anti spyware garbage... OR 129 for an Apple upgrade with no need for anti virus/spyware/whatever. plus as jhorvatic pointed out, no need to call apple for authentication codes. and there isnt 6 or 8 or whatever choices.

    just think you goto the store to get your new vista os, get it home, install it and realize you want to netowrk or something but oops(!) you didnt get the right version. now your out of luck because its already open.

  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Vista users

    may want to "buy it" pre-installed on their new PCs. That way, they can avoid the installation/upgrade hassles, and the system requirement/compatibility issues. They may even have a decent user experience until the viruses and other malware build up to spoil the party.

  1. Enforcer5981

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    gadgets

    While Vista is copying Tiger's Spotlight and Expose features (among others), widgets weren't Apple's invention. Before I switched to a Mac (which was before Tiger) I had widgets on my Windows PC using Konfabulator, now owned by Yahoo!.

  1. Jonaziz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Konfabulator wasn't first

    Before it there was DesktopX in 1999, there was also the beginnings of widgets in OS 7 and even earlier with Desk Accessories. The idea is not all that new; besides, I still see Dashboard as the best implintation yet. It's free and so are many widgets.

    Vista will be a disaster at launch if people start having install problems. Just imagine all the people installing it on the old budget Dell from 1998 and getting pissed at MS for it not running while the media eats it up. Sometimes you just have to feel sorry for those at MS trying so hard to code Vista.

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