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atomicbartbeans
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2006-01-16, 11:02



This man is propagating just what Mac fans everywhere were fearing: media FUD and lies pertaining to the Intel switch.

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To quote some of the nastier bits...

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Specifically, Apple's iMacs, now on sale, work on Intel's Pentium line of chips.
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Apple executives say they hope some company will come along and write a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system for Macintosh computers. With that, one could make a desktop or laptop boot up in either Mac or Windows as needed.
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As things stand now, Apple will not provide this kind of bridge with its iMacs, towers and laptops, but the hardware in the new Macs will be able to run full-blown Windows or Mac OS 10. One reason all of this should sound like good news to Windows users is that it will be just as easy for Apple's software geniuses (iTunes, iPod, Final Cut) to write versions of these classics for Windows as it will be for Microsoft coders to do Apple stuff.
This article will probably turn countless thousands away from Apple. Either James Coates has no idea what he's talking about, or he's paid by Microsoft to spread this kind of shit. Either way, the general public is now being fed lies. We need to tell this man the truth before more damage is done.

email: jcoates1@aol.com

Home address available in article link.

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SpecMode
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2006-01-16, 11:21

Oi, you might want to pull at *least* the address; I'm sure there's some sort of rule or etiquette against that somewhere.

That aside, I do agree with you (though somewhat less emphatically). Hopefully someone will come up with a decent rebuttal to put alongside that article.
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2006-01-16, 11:24

Alright... now I don't look quite as much like a vindictive ass.
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2006-01-16, 11:26

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Originally Posted by SpecMode
Oi, you might want to pull at *least* the address; I'm sure there's some sort of rule or etiquette against that somewhere.

That aside, I do agree with you (though somewhat less emphatically). Hopefully someone will come up with a decent rebuttal to put alongside that article.
I don't see what is wrong with the putting the address there, seeing as the genius put it in the article himself.
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2006-01-16, 11:27

If he wants to put his own address on the article, I say let him. We don't need to be redundant.
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2006-01-16, 14:06

That was the most uninformed stuff I've seen written in a while. Not even worth responding. And, ABB, I doubt ANYone will read this and get turned off on Macs.

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2006-01-16, 14:43

Yawn!

The internet just failed quality control. That guy knows less about computers than I do. This is disturbing. Should I send him a disturbing mail, get some sick stuff from one of the dark corners o the net perhaps? Nah. He's probably beyond reason, and the little devil on my shoulder wasn't encouraging me to send him anything that points towards reason any-ways.



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2006-01-16, 16:08

God stuff like this is maddening. Someone send the story to Jobs & Co. They'll straighten his senile ass out.
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2006-01-16, 16:30

First I laughed, then I cried. If this was Ma and Pa's Backwoods Gazette it mightn't be so infuriating, but this is the freaking L.A. Times! Is it too much to ask that your technology writer knows what Java is?

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2006-01-16, 19:08

I'm writing a not-very scathing email to this idiot. He needs to know that what he wrote was totally false.
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Moogs
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2006-01-16, 21:23

Really this is on the editor of the Times, too. This jackass has no business writing about current technology when he clearly has very little technical understanding of how things work. He's reviewed consumer grade gadgets and software for a number of years so the editors assume he's knowledgeable about this stuff. Sad.

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2006-01-16, 21:47

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Really this is on the editor of the Times, too. This jackass has no business writing about current technology when he clearly has very little technical understanding of how things work. He's reviewed consumer grade gadgets and software for a number of years so the editors assume he's knowledgeable about this stuff. Sad.
Actually he writes for the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times is owned by Mother Tribune and they reprint it.....go to the source brothers.....the Chicago Tribune, and while you're there ask them why they don't want the Cubs to get into post-season play, and why they are even contemplating giving the General Manager and the Field Manager contract extensions.

Coates is a self-proclaimed Mac-head who must've gotten soft from so many years of answering WinTel owners questions about virus protection, ad-nauseum. (he has one or two feature columns a week and one ASK JIM column a week) The Tribune is thankful on a daily basis that the New York Times is having such a hard time, it keeps the focus of them.
And they still haven't apologized for endorsing President Bush for re-election.

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2006-01-16, 21:51

What a Dumbass!

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autodata
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2006-01-17, 00:12

He just seems like a sweet, though somewhat misguided, old man.
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2006-01-17, 01:22

Weird...

He's happy about the Intel switch, yet also seems to be happy about the quality of the Mac.

He also points out that many of Vista's features are copied from OS X.

I want to call him an idiot, and I want to call him a fan. I'm confused.. lol
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