so let me get this straight here cause there’s so much info here to correlate…
#1–hackers don’t attack macs because it’s too easy but the windows programers are so smart that they don’t leave holes, they just don’t anticipate what hackers will do because it gets hackers jobs, and after all, sometime soon the windows programmers may need a new job themselves.
so I suppose that muggers don’t pick easy marks, bank robbers always aim for the Federal Reserve or the newest bank with most up-to-date security and burglars always pick the house with the ADT sign because anything less wouldn’t give them proper street credit?
#2–Just what is windows again? I believe you said:
Windows is the nifty, jazzed up, DOS program that’s been beautified for the masses,
However, Windows does not run on top of DOS.
hmmm… do you read this stuff before you post?
#3 I’d love to know where you are on the mac store to buy vista, cause baby, I’m there too and I don’t see a thing. In fact, on the FAQ page, about windows it says:
“Yes. In addition to Microsoft Office, most popular applications are available for the Mac, too. But if you want to use a particular Windows-only application and you have a copy of Windows XP or Windows Vista, you have a few options:”
–if you have a copy. I’m pretty sure that if they sold it, there’d be a link or a statement that you can include windows on your mac.
here’s the link:
#4- what the heck are you doing looking at the AAFES store when the argument was the mac store, i quote,
and just for the record, Macs, do not, and probably never will, ship with Windows installed or even a Windows/Microsoft sticker on them or the box. 3rd party resellers do not count.
-i don’t know why you are comparing a tower to a laptop, you imply you looked at the mac pro. am I supposed to believe that your 2 1/2 year old HP was a Intel Eight-Core that cost $2000 dollars? Really, they only released the Quad-Core in 2006, ie 2 1/2 years ago.
hmmm, how could something from then cost that much less than today? Economy isn’t that screwed up, yet. interesting. and by the way, the 2006 model was only 1.66ghz, where the mac pro you looked at was 2.93ghz or didn’t you pick the high-end to hit $18 grand? (even the entry level is 2.26) doesn’t matter if it was less than yours on processor power, it would actually run windows better than your hp does.
On a side note, upgrade discs at storefronts, even bestbuy cost $130 for vista UPGRADE, double that for new. (psst, that’s $260)
I’m guessing the reason it’s so bloody expensive is that you went to the AAFES instead of the manufacturer, I maxed out everything on the apple website and hit 18 grand for the 8-core mac pro with 32gb of ram and just passed 18 grand, with every sniveling add-on they had. does your HP have every add-on, including the ones released since 2 1/2 years ago? i’m guessing not, so maybe you should not try and compare the two. And I am sorry that the AAFES is apparently ripping off the armed forces, but being the government and all I guess they figure they can hose the troops abit more eh. they are a 3rd party reseller after all.