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Skype, not FaceTime

I've had an on-line debate with some of my tech savvy Mac colleagues about the iPad 2. I made the statement that I would not be upgrading to the iPad 2 because it did not have any compelling new features that I needed/wanted. My current iPad suits me just fine. I don't play games so a faster CPU and gyroscope do nothing for me. I don't do video chat now – I have an iMac and a MacBook and an…

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The problem was that Microsoft wasn’t selling Windows to Mac users (professional graphic designers and customers seeking a glossy, fun desktop experience on their premium-priced computers); it was supposed to be selling Windows to frumpy PC makers with no interest in flare, no appreciation for aesthetics, and really no desire to do anything but poop out easy to market, low quality, cheap PCs. Windows Phone 7: Microsoft’s third failed attempt to be Apple — RoughlyDrafted Magazine…

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Simply put, the iPhone is the first truly ‘personal’ computer; more personal to its owners than the PC ever was. Talk to iPhone owners (not to mention, the 20M iPod Touch owners), and this truth bubbles to the top again and again. iPhone, the ‘Personal’ Computer - Future of the Mobile Web - O’Reilly Broadcast…

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Why Windows 7 isn’t competing with Mac OS X Snow Leopard — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/08/26/why-windows-7-isnt-competing-with-ma... Microsoft is not anything like Apple. Microsoft almost exclusively licenses its Windows software to PC makers, which are then pitted against each other to sell commodity hardware to consumers. Apple sells a unique, integrated product directly to consumers. In many other market segments however, Macs (and Linux) have both found conformable niches where they are more fit for survival than Windows. Apple has specifically targeted home and education markets, mobile business users, music and video production, and sci/tech markets,…

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Next time I encounter a Microsoft executive tsk-tsking about the onerous “Apple Tax” imposed by a Mac’s needless glitz, I’m tempted to ask him what car he drives—and whether he chose the model with the cloth seats and hand-cranked windows, or one with a few creature comforts. Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a Mac - PC World…

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