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Young marklar, your marklars are wise and true. [Jun. 6th, 2005|12:00 pm]


My obligatory entry on the biggest nerd news since 1998:

The Slashdot reaction:

Best single comment:
>Man, it is cold in hell today. Brr. :P

Best thread:
>>>Dispel any remaining doubts; we are now living in the evil mirror universe.
>>I'll believe that when the Red Sox win the World Series!
>Yeah, right -- that's about as likely as finding out who Deep Throat is.

Best subject:
>"This is bullshit."

Most hackneyed comment:
>I, for one, welcome our new Intel overlords.

[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-06-06 01:58 pm (UTC)
Ooh! a new ballot just came in:
Most profitable:

>Oh this is so exciting.

>Over the years, I've made a ton of bets with Mac fans who swore up and
>down that Apple would never, ever switch to Intel processors.

>I am now owed several kegs of beer and some free fancy dinners. A couple
>people owe me a million bucks.

>Business strategy:

>1. Make wagers with Apple people.
>2. ...
>3. Profit! Steve Jobs will make the announcement for you.
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[User Picture]From: dragon5223
2005-06-07 11:11 am (UTC)

Good planning

Now reveal your strategy to the market and exercise your stock options on the up-tick, wait this isn't a Dilbert cartoon.

Yeah, I just heard about that yesterday. I couldn't believe that Mac is selling out like that. The world, she's a coming apart.
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[User Picture]From: vandil
2005-06-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
I was sad because Jobs said that the OS wouldn't run on standard systems, only special built Mac Intels. Oh well. I'm sure someone will crack that for me. I was actually thinking about buying my first OS, too.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-06-07 10:45 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-06-08 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm waiting for my stock option bounce to happen... come on... I can feel it... make those options worth something!

I love Apple and all... but really... I'm kinda happy. Yeah, it's gonna piss off the hard-core Mac lovers (or the hard-core haters of my employer), but in the long run, it was gonna happen. And if that inevitibility comes with a financial gain for me, well, I'm doubly OK with it. =D
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[User Picture]From: smpte
2005-06-14 06:03 am (UTC)
I read that the Intel Macs are really fast when running native apps. I drool in anticipation. Also a lot of people are talking about dual-boot systems where you could boot either Windows or Mac OS on the same machine, which I would like very much.
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