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Old 22-01-07, 11:28 AM
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Apple To Charge For Final Boot Camp

"...Apple executives have decided to charge current users of Mac OS X Tiger for the final version of Boot Camp more than US$29 to run the software." Is this just a deliberate grab for cash? Feel free to voice an opinion below...

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Old 22-01-07, 11:29 AM
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Tis a decent bit of software for thos eMAC users.

$29 doesn't seem much tbh
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Old 22-01-07, 11:43 AM
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A fair price to pay for the ability to run Windows natively on a Mac in my book!
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Old 22-01-07, 01:54 PM
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$29 is nothing, not sure how anyone can say apple are getting greedy tbh

Parallels Desktop is $79.99 and is probably the only thing bootcamp can be compared with, altho at least with bootcamp you have a full native windows boot and gain all the extra features like 3D performance etc.

If you want to talk about someone getting greedy, look at Microsoft releasing Vista in 4 different forms aswell as making 32bit and 64bit.

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Old 22-01-07, 01:58 PM
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Old 22-01-07, 01:59 PM
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I don't think PV was saying he thought Apple were actually greedy, but he was asking if we thought Apple were being greedy.

Seeing as both me and Frag have posted that it's good vfm I don't see why you're getting upset about that tbh.

Let's just discuss the news article rather than get this into another Mac OSX vs Windows argument shall we?
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Old 22-01-07, 02:18 PM
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I don't think PV was saying he thought Apple were actually greedy, but he was asking if we thought Apple were being greedy.

Seeing as both me and Frag have posted that it's good vfm I don't see why you're getting upset about that tbh.

Let's just discuss the news article rather than get this into another Mac OSX vs Windows argument shall we?
I wasn't getting upset I was posting what I thought about it

I didn't post a personal attack or anything did I?

I edited it now, but I think you took it in the wrong context and also took my views on microsoft as a personal attack or something similar. I thought u hated fanboys?? (including ms ones)

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Old 22-01-07, 02:28 PM
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$29 is nothing, not sure how anyone can say apple are getting greedy tbh
That is what I meant^

I don't like any fanboys you are correct, although if something is good then to say so is fine. Mac OSX is good

Vista Home Edition OEM for £55 is pretty good value imo, considering what it supports and how long it's likely to last.

Also boot camp is hardly a whole OS is it?

I'm in no way saying it's bad vfm, but then I am struggling to see who is?
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Old 22-01-07, 02:33 PM
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That is what I meant^

I don't like any fanboys you are correct, although if something is good then to say so is fine. Mac OSX is good

Vista Home Edition OEM for £55 is pretty good value imo, considering what it supports and how long it's likely to last.

Also boot camp is hardly a whole OS is it?

I'm in no way saying it's bad vfm, but then I am struggling to see who is?
I didn't say anything about the actual OS (whether it's crap etc), it was a view on a company being greedy, which was totally on-topic and had regard to the news post which asked if apple were greedy.

If anything it was only a comparison between apple and microsoft. Not windows and OSX as nothing was said about the operating systems?

Which is why I said about fanboyism
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Old 22-01-07, 02:38 PM
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There's good reasons for Microsoft making that many versions and types of OS, but we won't go into them. OEM is priced well, whilst retail is OTT yes.

But I'm still confused what this has to do with an application that Apple used to give free on beta but now charge for (RC1 + 2 anyone?)...that isn't a full OS (so nowhere near as much use), but adds functionality onto a Mac, that is not even needed on ordinary PC's as there are other apps that let you dual boot?

And also who you're arguing with and who's a fanboy?
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