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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:29 pm
by Lex_Hedley

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:04 pm
by mickyblueeyes
won't run on my ppc iMac (macos 9) but a great excuse to buy an intel mac

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:53 pm
by frogandhat
Surely the bestter idea would be to ditch the Mac? There is next to nothing that a Mac can do that a PC cant, and the PC does it cheaper. And dont get me started on Apple being a 'less evil' company than Microsoft (which seems to be most people's answer) - they are just as bad - constantly bringing minor hardware updates out which could have already been in place that Apple fanboys lap up because they want the latest most up to date unit - eg a lack of cameras on the original iPad when all but the most basic phones already had cameras, then when they do introduce cameras on iPad 2, the best of them is only .7Mp. Mind you, my personal favourite goes back a few years when they introduced the iPod Photo which was just an iPod with a colour screen. As soon as it came out, I thought as Apple own Quicktime, why havent they made the iPod capable of playing movies as well? Lo and behold, 6 months later they do exactly that so the suckers can buy another machine.
And in case you think that I am writing from a purely Windows perspective, I do have an iPad 2, and whilst the hardware isnt bad (except the crappy cameras), the Apple software is awful - iTunes sucks, and they are constantly bringing out iOS updates, that are 800Mb big, so take me about 4 hours to download, but iTunes keeps losing the connection part way through, but the best bit is that if you are downloading a nice small app, iTunes can resume the download if it is interrupted, but for the big iOS updates, it doesnt, so you have to start all over again!
And as for the lack of internet security software, firewalls, anti virus etc, well with all the idevices around, it cant be long before a virus writer takes them all down.

[/END RANT] off to lie down in a darkened room....

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:58 am
by Grandad
There is next to nothing that a Mac can do that a PC cant,
.....apart from keeping you nice and dry when it's raining :v2_dizzy_tongue:

Seriously though, do people really use the term 'evil' when comparing Global Corporations. They are all just money grabbing b******s and anybody who thinks differently is rather sad, not to mention naive. If you're the sort of person who needs to be 'connected to the world' no matter where you are then you use something that suits your personal needs and style should not overrule substance, unless you're a t**t. Personally, mine is called a 'bag' and contains lots of useful apps, such as the 'telescopic umbrella app' in case it rains and most importantly, the 'pack of tissues app' in case I need to blow my nose. Anything else, such as talking to friends, watching a movie, checking if a shelf is level etc can wait till I get home.

My personal hate is one particular mobile phone conversation that I hear more than anything else ...."I'm on the train, so should be home at my usual time".

Expect me to appear on 'Grumpy Old Men' any time now.

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:34 pm
by frogandhat
You and me both Grandad!!

I was expecting to need my asbestos suit after that post, but the Mac lovers seem to have gone quiet. Do they now realise that they have been suckered by the 'style over substance' and the 'its twice the price so is twice as good, honest (snigger)' brigades?
Seriously folks, Windows is a better all round gaming platform than the Mac, and with all the restrictions that Apple like to build in to their products (and yes, I do appreciate that this can mean that OSX can be more stable than Windows - but having said that, my XP certainly seems very stable (but I will gloss over Vista!:v2_dizzy_wink2 :) ), surely another restriction in gaming, ie cant play Dizzy, you really ought to be used to it!

Having said that, obviously it is nice for Dizzy to be available on as many platforms as possible

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:37 pm
by delta
I loathe Apple. That is all.

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:47 pm
by frogandhat

Only one thing worse than Apple and that is the people who think Apple can do no wrong and encourage them by buying every single overpriced piece of crud they bring out. So, fair play to the Apple marketing men, you can fool some of the people all the time.

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:14 pm
by Lex_Hedley
Gotta stick up for Apple here.

I've been on windows for many years and still use it a lot.
One reason I wasn't on a Mac was due to the price but have been fortunate to finally afford one.

iOS updates can now be be done over the air meaning a fraction of the size so you won't have that problem anymore.

Considering the games that are on iOS and the MAS id say the days where games or software isn't available on the Mac has gone or is slowly going away.

Yes they don't release the top spec straight away and there is always room for improvement but don't all companies do that.
You have to admit the iPhone has been an exciting addition to the market and has some cool features.

I don't think you can say its all style vet substance as given the price the consumer wouldn't accept that.

Programs like dizzyage were probably made for windows maybe because it had a bigger user base and/or Alex's talents lay with windows technologies, as mentioned in a few threads there are some people showing an interest in mac dev and this is only likely to grow.

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:46 pm
by delta
frogandhat, have you seen this:


Lex, my beef with Apple is that they have to control everything - you can't replace the battery on an iphone or ipod, so you're forced to eventually replace it; they don't allow you to use flash in their mobile browser; if you want to use an ipod you have to use iTunes - what's wrong with simply connecting it to the computer and dragging files across? The iPad also can't be connected direct to your computer via a USB cable - why not?

They're just far too controlling for my liking. If I buy something, I say what I do with it, no-one else.

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:50 pm
by xelanoimis
Thanks for the tutorial,
I've lined it on DizzyAGE articles/video page.