[TAG] Image weirdness over HTTP
ben at callahans.org
Sat Apr 17 10:45:23 MSD 2004
On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 12:29:57AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:27:57PM -0400, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> > Actually, MacOS9.2 is fairly trivial to upgrade to OS/X because it's
> > _part_ of OS/X - you don't lose any of your apps, etc. Unless I've
> > misunderstood and you mean something different, they've got a good
> > record in file compatibility, etc., over the years (ancient FilePro
> > files, frex, open right up in the recent versions.)
> I was talking at the hardware level. When Apple switched to PowerPC,
> owners of 680x0 Macs were SOL. No more compatible parts.
OUCH! That must have chased some people away. Y'know, when Micr0s0ft
came out with this yearly license deal, I thought "some Linux activist
got inside and is hacking their entire structure." I mean, what better
incentive could they give for people to switch away from them? Sounds
like Apple isn't far behind in this kind of "progressive thinking".
"Duuude. Look at all our customers running away in a panic - aren't they
*hilarious?* Here, let me take another toke off the beer bong..."
> If you don't
> generate a new computer sale, you're an unperson (1). Now that the
> PowerPC and PCI are probably not going anywhere, that's less of an
> issue. However, a similar thing happened this year with iPods.
> Apple would not deign to replace the rechargeable battery when it wore
> out for less than the cost of a new iPod, until the complaining users
> were visible enough that Apple suddenly changed their policy.
Ugh. Well, that's what you get when you buy proprietary hardware. I do
feel sorry for the folks they shafted, though.
* Ben Okopnik * okopnik.freeshell.org * Technical Editor, Linux Gazette *
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