I am getting tired of "this works for PC computers." Left unsaid, is that once again Mac folks are left out. This is a nifty idea and I would like one to show my extended family what when on at the beach over the years and what stars they are.
Chase and ATT and Time-Warner and Verizon all have Security Suites for "free." No way -- this is a distortion of the facts and not legal puffery. After having Macs since 1984 and an Apple 2 + with 64 kbs memory, eventually in about 1992, I could by a new 1 MG chip and that was remarkable.
Sometimes I have to buy something in order to see if it had a universal platform. Nothing in the press releases said one way or the other. Then I had to see if I could stop the order. Sometimes I could but usually not. I do not order from that company again if I can help it.
I have a $1200 HP dv9600 still in warranty that just sits on the floor. When I try to boot it up using the 1 disk software provided to me HP, I have a transient glimmering of what might be.
I think I will ask for a new laptop that runs Windows 7. This might approach parity. I do have a new iPad, that is pretty wonderful for digital photographs only if you leave them on their memory cards and wait to fix or correct them while they are in the iPad. Not very good.
The books are nice if you can avoid mistakes made by iTunes.
The piano things like "Virtuoso" are absolutly absurd. I wear a size 4 1/2 ring, can barely span an octave. I took 8 years of piano 2 or 3 x a week. My fingers are wider than the keys, so my facility in playing is lost. If you like using a nail to pick out a one note at a time composition, good for you. When I was 3 or 4 years old this size would have been perfect.
Now although I still dislike the apartheid between the MACs and PCs, I not hate even more, that reviewers think that 3 of a 5 scale reflects a glorious new Apple arrival.
I have never had an iPhone, a MacBook or a MacBookPro. I do have a 2nd generation nano iPod graced with a pair of Bose headphones. I prefer listening in the concert hall or to a very high definition, uncompressed, stereo.
I would like some of the basics to be up dated and saved. Snow Leopard after 2 or 3 repairs is pretty wonderful and smaller in MB consumed. I say Bravo!
Bring on the new melded with the best and truest of the old, Mac format of course, except for the too-bright monitors on the MacBook Pros and larger iMacs.
Let's be excited about new sleek design well fit to its purpose. Apple has done this before and can do it again if they want to. I know at least about music. In 1988, pre-MIDI, I got music books of duets. I played in and recorded one side. Then I could play that prerecorded first piano part while I played the second set of two hands. I could do that with 1 MB.
I went to Stanford and knew the music professor who wrote the code for the music in such an elegant way. He did not make money. It was magnificent, and it helped maintain my sanity in the face of a pediatric practice with about 85-90% o the kids and families having never seen a doctor, having never been effectively immunized so that the children and I had whooping cough, etc. I had been up to date with my DPT and then dT so I was pretty much protected against diptheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.
This is a long way of saying what I want, or dislike, or resent. What I think is magnificent and exceeds my hopes.
Bring it on!
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