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Leave me alone Microsoft, get out of my brain!
Reports are out today that state that the horrible regime known as
Microsoft is not as Mac friendly as everyone had hoped. Since the
supposed rebirth of Office for the Mac, Mac users everywhere have had
nothing but kind words for Microsoft and their new commitment to Macs
everywhere. The Office for the Mac has won multiple awards and acclaim
from everywhere in the computing world. Now reports are stating that
fun time is over. Soon office users everywhere will have to register
their Office products just like windows users or they will stop working.
What does this mean? Well from a business point of
view, it is great. This means that there will be no more pirated (well
not as much) Microsoft software out there. Profits will increase and
Microsoft will grow large with money. For the consumer it means more
money for software. There will be no more pirating software from the
net unless you get the corporate version (which for the Mac is nearly
non-existent). For us here in the office it means nothing but bad times
as we will not be able to afford this new software (lets face it, we
cant even afford to host our web site on a real server).
at the office think there was an alternative motive to Microsoft
producing an award winning software package for the Mac. We like to
compare it to a crack dealer- crack-head relationship. Lets assume
Microsoft is the crack dealer, Office for the Mac is crack and Mac users
are the crack-heads1. The first thing that the crack dealer did was
improve his product so that it was the best one on the market. He won
all the crack dealer of the year awards, got all the crack-heads in the
area to switch to his crack, and encouraged the use of pirated versions
of his crack by not enforcing security. Once he had everyone using and
addicted to his crack he jacked up the prices and made everyone pay and
register on the web to use his crack. What are we supposed to do? We
have no alternative to switch to. It is the industry standard. I feel
so alone and cold.
How many of you were screaming at
the monitor and punching the mail to link at the bottom of the page?
The one word on your lips was APPLEWORKS!!!. That is right, there is an
alternative and it is all Apple. This change in security is actually a
good thing for Mac users everywhere. This will no doubt increase
exponentially the use of Apple's word-processing suite. Apple already
has a great word-processing suite that has all the packages of Microsoft
office and OSX has a great mail program. So, what is the big deal? The
problem is that more people use office and are not as willing to switch,
as are you and us. The waters could get stormy in the next few months.
This is a promising rumor topic for many
years to come. There are rumors of airport enabled DVD playing portable
super video editing consoles (PSX2 enabled to boot). Apple is planning
on some sort of portable QuickTime editor but is waiting until the
prices of LCD screens comes down and demand for such a device increases.
Lets face it, the ipod was a safe venture in an already established
market. Portable video editors are not a huge market right now. These
devices would probably be very costly to produce and thus have a high
sales price (make ipods look relatively cheap). That is not to say that
Apple is not in the process of producing such a device. We at AG think
it is far off in the future. AS for other digital hub devices, we would
expect another one in the early winter. A portable streaming video
player is one idea that some people suggested. This device would
contain an airport card that would be able to stream both mp3s and
QuickTime video to other rooms in your house or office. This would be
great for conference calls or presentations. It would also make it
possible to play your favorite movies on your TV while streaming them
from your computer. There is talk that this device would have DVD
capabilities but that is packing too much punch in to one machine and
Apple would not venture that much effort into one machine in our
opinion. As for the rumored iwalk, you decide.
What do you think?
(1) please note that the above is written from as satirical point of view
and by no means does AppleGossip does not mean to imply that Microsoft
is in anyway involved in the drug trade and that Macintosh users are
drug users nor does AppleGossip encourage the use of crack with a
computer (if that is what you got out of this).
have any comments on this story or have any more insights into Apples
future, please email us.comments@AppleGossip.com