porter wrote:I must admit I am not impressed by the Lion OS installation strategy, unless I am mistaken, there is no image for either USB or DVD.
jan-jaap wrote:porter wrote:I must admit I am not impressed by the Lion OS installation strategy, unless I am mistaken, there is no image for either USB or DVD.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20 ... tion-disc/
turn Macs into high-priced, high-turnover commodity machines
jimmer wrote:turn Macs into high-priced, high-turnover commodity machines
Turn? surely Macs have been exactly that for quite a while now....
R-ten-K wrote:... with pictures of death presidents on them. And without funny looking pictures of death presidents on them, ...
porter wrote:I see this as a deliberate attempt to kill the 2nd hand Mac market and turn Macs into high-priced, high-turnover commodity machines.
SAQ wrote:I think that you´ve hit the nail on the head precisely on how Apple and MS intend to do things (¨we don´t support that version anymore, so you can´t download it. Buy a new one). MS has already come up with creative new ways to make you buy a new Windows license - officially they won´t let you install from another Windows disk if you loose yours.
So imagine 5 years down the track, Lion has been deprecated, and the latest release of Cougar won't run on your recently defined as inferior machine. Which will probably only run on 64bit ARM. Your now new Intel Mac will be looked on with the same disdain as a PPC model is now.
but macs are cheap and 5 years is a low-turnover... Isn't this an SGI site where machines cost $100k+ and had a typical useful life of two or three years?high-priced, high-turnover commodity machines.
guardian452 wrote:maybe there is good reason for not upgrading your crappy 5 year old computer to a shiny new OS; grandma's 5 year old macbook still runs tiger just fine.
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