Don't think so, those competitors did not have the insight to hook it up to a great online store and articulate a groundbreaking desktop digital hub strategy like Apple.
Besides we were talking about Microsoft and Apple, not "generic music player no one has since heard of" vs Apple.
Steve Jobs: We're better than you are! We have better stuff.
Bill Gates: You don't get it, Steve. That doesn't matter!
Apparently it actually does.
I use this and it works really well: https://www.boxcryptor.com/
Works with most cloud storage services, I happen to use it with DropBox.
Every year headlines claim platforms "pwned" in seconds but it's misleading and sensationalist.
The exploits are researched and practiced over days or weeks, rehearsed and simply repeated on the day. Yes it's bad, yes it demonstrates insecurity but the headlines imply that some guy just sits down at a fresh machine, sight unseen, decides to have a go at hacking it and within seconds it's done.
Of course the exploits take seconds to run - they are running them on computers - they are fast.
I'm sure they get faster every year.
The iPad is a toy because a white board is better than PowerPoint? I think Laptops run PowerPoint also.
That's a valid point.
Having said that though, current generation Macs can run almost all Windows productivity software and older games at near native speed with parallels or vmware. Alternatively you can actually boot into Windows to run everything at native speeds via bootcamp.
I don't expect to see either the ability to run a virtual iPhone or have the option to boot up as an iPhone on any other phone anytime soon.
Always hilarious that comment.
Meanwhile here in the current century this will make another great addition to Mac gaming, just as Mac steam recently announced will.
The difference is that Cisco actually announced line cards (14x10GE, 20x10GE, 1x100GE) that work on 140G slots, and Juniper just announced that it has "silicon" that can do 250G per slot. That reeks of an announcement that was meant to overhang the market while Juniper gets the equipment to upstage today's announcement from Cisco.
Well Juniper "announcing" 100GE cards would kind of be redundant since they already have them up and running on the Verizon network...
There is likely a small but significant niche of Mac 'gamers' who would be willing to give this a whirl.
That niche got even smaller with the recent Valve announcement of Steam coming to the Mac.
and still puts other routers to shame.
Well not really, Juniper announced 250G (as opposed to the 140G Cisco just announced) full duplex per slot for the T Series last month to be available in a similar time frame.
So while it's "bigger" by virtue of the fact that Cisco offer a 16 Slot version and Juniper only offers an 8 (yeah "just" the 4 Terabits per chassis" it's hardly "put to shame".
Without strong copyright law protecting the rights of creators, the GPL could not exist, depending as it does on copyright enforcement to effect its clauses..
Hmm an interesting thought but I suspect if copyright law did not exist then we would not have bothered to have a GPL.
It seems to me that "they" use licenses to ensure the bastards (us) pay for all "their" hard work. On the other hand it seems "we" use licenses to ensure that the bastards (they) don't profit from "our" hard work.
My Step Father spends 50% of his time tinkering with his PC and then when I visit I spend 100% of my time having to "untinker" it.
If you really want to tinker with an iPad get a Mac and the free SDK.
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