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Comment Re:Premium price, not premium PC (Score 1) 475

What matters more - unit share of a market or dollar share of a market? Gross sales or net revenue?

This is exactly the position Nokia is finding itself in in another market - making most of the "units" sold, but getting a tiny share of the profits (if any).

Chasing unit sales at the expense of profitability is a good way to bankrupt a company.

Comment Re:Linux. (Score 1) 757

However, IF Adobe made CS4 for Linux, and IF you P2P downloaded it and installed it, you too could have this Trojan on Linux.

Most Open Source downloads offer checksum validation - I wonder how many people actually validate what they download?

Comment Re:Misdirection (Score 3, Informative) 1147

If all you compare is processor speed and RAM&HD size only, perhaps ... however the Dell is either missing or has lesser quality Processor: Celeron vs Core2 Graphics: nVidia 9400M vs intel X3100 RAM: DDR3/1066 vs DDR2/667 FireWire 800 vs MIA DVI/DisplayPort vs VGA Wireless N vs MIA Bluetooth vs MIA GB Ethernet vs Fast Ethernet Form Factor Power Consumption iLife Software

Comment Re:Meet the new boss, same as the old boss (Score 5, Insightful) 449

I don't believe any company has lost as much money as Apple due to not having proper patents and enforcing them. Microsoft alone built a large part of their business courtesy of Apple's prior ineffective enforcement, from Windows to QuickTime and a lot in between.

The fact is, if Apple had not done multitouch first, they would have nothing to patent.

Since they had the vision, did the R&D, bought a few companies and released an actual product incorporating the technology, it would seem they are entitled to a patent on that work. If there is nothing unique or prior art in the patent, it will not stand anyway.

Comment Re:Drat you Steve! (Score 1) 820

:Would you buy a Macbook to do some hardcore multichannel audio processing anyway? I know I wouldn't.

You can do this with FireWire, as it is not CPU dependent - trying to do pro av with USB requires turning off all nonessential services, screensavers etc as USB throughput is entirely CPU dependent.

The data flow in FireWire is around the CPU, not through it.

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