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154. LOL! " ... and PC required but sold seprately"!
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  -WSJ: Apple Launches Low-End PC Merlin  Jan-11-05 03:12 PM   #0 
  - Does this one come with a keyboard?  Richardo   Jan-11-05 03:14 PM   #1 
  - I can totally agree with that...a keyboard adds like 2 dollars..  Liberal Veteran   Jan-11-05 03:15 PM   #3 
  - And the box to hold it?  benburch   Jan-11-05 03:28 PM   #14 
  - I have several keyboards,  alfredo   Jan-11-05 04:37 PM   #32 
  - same here, a cordless mouse, a regular one,  jdj   Jan-11-05 10:23 PM   #83 
     - If it's USB there shouldn't be much problem. The only non  alfredo   Jan-12-05 12:39 AM   #87 
     - just get a ps2>usb convertor.  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 04:23 AM   #172 
  - On the other hand  candice   Jan-11-05 04:43 PM   #34 
  - That wasn't a 17, it was a 15, titanium PB.  politicat   Jan-19-05 07:49 PM   #182 
  - Not to the shipping cost though.  slutticus   Jan-11-05 08:02 PM   #62 
  - No, a great idea!  benburch   Jan-11-05 03:18 PM   #6 
  - Linux  Crisco   Jan-11-05 04:27 PM   #30 
     - And I'm betting this will run Yellow Dog Linux, too.  benburch   Jan-11-05 08:24 PM   #68 
  - Agreed. Why not just make it with no ports or openings at all?  fob   Jan-11-05 03:18 PM   #7 
  - because Windoze already has that market.  DemItAllAnyway   Jan-11-05 03:23 PM   #10 
  - Don't get me wrong, we use Apple at home, I'm just talking about  fob   Jan-11-05 04:22 PM   #29 
     - I agree  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 06:36 PM   #49 
        - Ummmm, what $700 monitor are you buying?  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 01:24 AM   #89 
  - i know of no one who is brand spanking new to the computers market.  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 04:38 AM   #173 
  - No one likes the Apple keyboards and mice anyway*  jmowreader   Jan-12-05 12:41 AM   #88 
  - They look like good 'switcher' machines  htuttle   Jan-11-05 03:15 PM   #2 
  - OOOOOH!!!! Now that is a good idea!  johncoby2   Jan-11-05 03:20 PM   #8 
     - yes but the Mac mini is a cd-rom drive only  eleonora   Jan-14-05 01:53 AM   #167 
        - Ummmm.. Noooooo....  mrbassman03   Jan-14-05 03:13 AM   #169 
           - ok  eleonora   Jan-14-05 03:16 AM   #170 
              - Oh, I'm a jerk late at night!!!  mrbassman03   Jan-14-05 12:34 PM   #180 
                 - well, as long as you realized it!  eleonora   Jan-14-05 01:53 PM   #181 
  - Good for them  ramapo   Jan-11-05 03:16 PM   #4 
  - Microsft stills make money off the Apple Platform  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:18 AM   #107 
     - Not in this house. No M$.  politicat   Jan-19-05 07:54 PM   #183 
  - Fabulous!  ocean girl   Jan-11-05 03:17 PM   #5 
  - By the time you've bought a monitor,  Downtown Hound   Jan-11-05 03:22 PM   #9 
  - If you truly love the Mac you'd never say something like that  Ezlivin   Jan-11-05 03:25 PM   #11 
  - Heh, heh, sometimes we must tell the truth to those we love  Downtown Hound   Jan-11-05 03:31 PM   #18 
  - Apple is a corporation.  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:51 AM   #101 
  - I really don't think that it is being marketed at people looking  Salviati   Jan-11-05 03:29 PM   #15 
  - exactly  wicket   Jan-11-05 03:35 PM   #19 
  - Well, if you already have a keyboard and a mouse . . .  da_chimperor   Jan-11-05 03:29 PM   #16 
  - My main gripe also  priller   Jan-11-05 03:49 PM   #22 
     - No games to play anyway  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 06:42 PM   #52 
        - games  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-11-05 07:24 PM   #56 
        - And not everyone owns a mac  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 08:20 PM   #67 
           - umm, buy a pc gaming machine?  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 04:58 AM   #174 
        - Yeah... because you know that the ENTIRE WORLD can't live without games...  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:14 PM   #72 
        - Am I the only person in the world that doesn't play video  jdj   Jan-11-05 10:28 PM   #84 
           - This new mac is an attempt to gain market share  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 08:35 AM   #98 
              - Depends on what market share they are going after?  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:06 AM   #105 
                 - Home users, more specifically people who are thinking of switching  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 09:41 AM   #116 
                    - Apple tech support has been horrible  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 10:22 AM   #122 
                    - So is that why Apple year-over-year education sales are up 18%  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 10:40 AM   #124 
                    - Up a little after the bleeding of sales going to Dell  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 10:53 AM   #126 
                       - Your example is much too extreme  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 11:02 AM   #128 
                    - They've never treated me like a moron.  politicat   Jan-19-05 08:08 PM   #186 
                    - Government is switching slowly.  politicat   Jan-19-05 08:00 PM   #185 
        - You can get games for the mac, and some really good ones too  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 08:33 AM   #97 
        - there are games.  politicat   Jan-19-05 07:56 PM   #184 
  - And you don't own those things already?  benburch   Jan-11-05 03:30 PM   #17 
  - This is aimed at PC users who already have monitor, mouse & keyboard  the dogfish   Jan-11-05 03:37 PM   #20 
  - Hey, I'd just attach my flat-screen monitor to it (and reattach  candice   Jan-11-05 04:47 PM   #36 
  - Think about who they're trying to sell these to.  asthmaticeog   Jan-11-05 05:07 PM   #42 
  - this is for the SWITCHERS ;->  bpilgrim   Jan-11-05 09:36 PM   #80 
  - the apple designers sure earn their keep.  belab13   Jan-11-05 03:26 PM   #12 
  - This is exactly what I need to replace my kids' old machine.  buddysmellgood   Jan-11-05 03:26 PM   #13 
  - is it upgradable?? buying a piece of crap is bad enough, but if you cant  sam sarrha   Jan-11-05 03:40 PM   #21 
  - Of course, with OS X and the Mac you don't have  priller   Jan-11-05 03:50 PM   #23 
  - Unfortunately, you do now...  deacon2   Jan-11-05 04:17 PM   #27 
  - You are confused  htuttle   Jan-11-05 04:44 PM   #35 
  - The only secure computer is a......  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:57 AM   #102 
  - "nothing's foolproof because fools are so ingenius."  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 05:17 AM   #175 
  - no  negativenihil   Jan-12-05 09:04 AM   #104 
  - what?  negativenihil   Jan-12-05 09:03 AM   #103 
  - yup, I love my mac!  wicket   Jan-12-05 09:09 AM   #106 
  - for now anyways  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:28 AM   #109 
  - But you are using XP still...  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:15 PM   #75 
  - Not really  Xithras   Jan-12-05 12:03 PM   #145 
  - There is no such thing as a Macintosh PC  Gman   Jan-11-05 03:56 PM   #24 
  - umm...  Brundle_Fly   Jan-12-05 02:33 AM   #91 
  - the pesonal computing market (home retail market)...  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 05:25 AM   #176 
  - umm, MACS SUCK!! :~)  okieinpain   Jan-11-05 04:07 PM   #25 
  - Take that back, you unwashed heathen!  da_chimperor   Jan-11-05 04:11 PM   #26 
     - oh, come on. they could have ruled the universe. but instead  okieinpain   Jan-11-05 04:36 PM   #31 
        - if anyone's going to be doing any "dropping" around here it should be you  Reverend Smoothfield   Jan-11-05 04:54 PM   #38 
        - rev, just think of all the good you could do with the extra bucks  okieinpain   Jan-11-05 04:57 PM   #39 
           - i think i'd buy a gun and kill myself.  Reverend Smoothfield   Jan-11-05 05:05 PM   #41 
              - You think you'd be done with Clippy then? No, he's in Hell too!  AntiCoup2K4   Jan-11-05 06:16 PM   #48 
        - They did have their ego days, I'll give you that one  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 10:04 AM   #119 
  - The Mac  Magleetis   Jan-11-05 04:21 PM   #28 
  - the Mac is seamless integration of software to hardware. Apple does both.  DemItAllAnyway   Jan-11-05 04:40 PM   #33 
  - Yes, my PowerMacs from the 80s are still going strong  candice   Jan-11-05 04:49 PM   #37 
  - Now install OS X on them  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:40 AM   #115 
     - well of course not  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-12-05 07:07 PM   #158 
     - Would you compare (pardon pun) apples to apples?  politicat   Jan-19-05 08:19 PM   #187 
  - im using a powermac g3  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-11-05 04:59 PM   #40 
  - Not true  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 06:44 PM   #53 
  - Well, try to get Susie Homemaker to run Linux...  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:19 PM   #76 
  - Indeed.  HuckleB   Jan-11-05 08:06 PM   #63 
  - It's a closed platform  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:38 AM   #114 
     - Of course, but it's still infinitely better than XP...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 07:40 PM   #161 
     - sure, all new software has issues.  politicat   Jan-19-05 08:23 PM   #188 
  - Of course, Beta was superior to VHS . . .  dolstein   Jan-11-05 05:22 PM   #43 
  - of course, Betamax never had 10's of millions of users,  Fiendish Thingy   Jan-11-05 05:32 PM   #44 
  - pros and cons  parasim   Jan-11-05 05:33 PM   #45 
  - cheaper?  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 06:45 PM   #54 
     - cheaper, indeed. For me, anyway. here's how...  parasim   Jan-11-05 07:25 PM   #57 
     - That's true  progressiveBadger   Jan-11-05 08:18 PM   #66 
        - iMac? Budget? It's $1200!!!  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:23 PM   #77 
           - Yep, budget  progressiveBadger   Jan-12-05 11:05 AM   #131 
              - Well, my G4 Powerbook is great!  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 12:01 PM   #144 
                 - There is a large difference  progressiveBadger   Jan-12-05 12:23 PM   #150 
                    - Well, this is obviously not aimed at the "RAW CPU POWA!!!" folks...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 02:00 PM   #151 
                       - you almost made me pee my pants!! bwa ha ha!  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 05:39 AM   #177 
     - Do you know the difference between the chipset architecture?  politicat   Jan-19-05 08:29 PM   #189 
  - They remind me more of Mercedes  htuttle   Jan-11-05 05:35 PM   #46 
  - At this price, I just might give the Mac another shot.  AntiCoup2K4   Jan-11-05 06:04 PM   #47 
  - Verify the specs before blindly calling it 'not a bad price for...'. It's  HypnoToad   Jan-11-05 06:38 PM   #51 
  - I Looked at the Specs  Crisco   Jan-11-05 07:30 PM   #59 
     - Umm a G4 is not gonna have a problem with "chewy media"  chenGOD   Jan-12-05 11:25 AM   #135 
        - Bubble Gum  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:33 AM   #137 
        - Ahhh bubble gum is a chewy media indeed...  chenGOD   Jan-12-05 12:04 PM   #147 
        - Without a doubt, some of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen  Atman   Jan-13-05 09:44 PM   #166 
           - Yeah! What he said!  mrbassman03   Jan-14-05 03:17 AM   #171 
  - Your monitor will work  Sparky McGruff   Jan-11-05 06:48 PM   #55 
  - Get a USB Keyboard/mouse adapter  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:47 AM   #100 
     - The "Macintosh" keyboard I recently ordered  rocknation   Jan-13-05 04:07 PM   #165 
  - comes with vga convertor, so no monitor worries.  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 06:07 AM   #178 
  - It has a keyboard but NO MONITOR. Apple is FLEECING, once again... And,  HypnoToad   Jan-11-05 06:37 PM   #50 
  - heh  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-11-05 07:28 PM   #58 
  - What are you talking about?  parasim   Jan-11-05 07:38 PM   #60 
  - What the hell are you talking about?  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:32 PM   #78 
  - lol  bpilgrim   Jan-11-05 09:41 PM   #82 
  - Mac Mini Specs:  Q   Jan-11-05 07:57 PM   #61 
  - one thing i really dont like  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-11-05 08:10 PM   #64 
  - Power button in the back?  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:32 AM   #112 
     - Well, don't buy it then...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 02:07 PM   #152 
     - I don't turn my computer off... except during thunderstorms of  BigMcLargehuge   Jan-13-05 08:14 AM   #162 
     - Most Mac keyboards have power buttons on them  Touchdown   Jan-13-05 02:44 PM   #163 
  - Not bad specs  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:25 AM   #108 
  - My aunt just bought four of the Mac Mini.  huellewig   Jan-11-05 08:12 PM   #65 
  - People are still using Mac's? Wow, that is like so 80's. n/t  VegasWolf   Jan-11-05 08:39 PM   #69 
  - woah! don't trash the mac  MalachiConstant   Jan-11-05 08:47 PM   #70 
     - HOLY CRAP!  MalachiConstant   Jan-11-05 08:55 PM   #71 
        - I like this one..  huellewig   Jan-11-05 09:15 PM   #74 
        - LOL! " ... and PC required but sold seprately"!  VegasWolf   Jan-12-05 02:16 PM   #154 
        - why can't i eat my iPod shuffle? ;)  NuttyFluffers   Jan-14-05 06:39 AM   #179 
  - Low end?  PsychoDad   Jan-11-05 09:15 PM   #73 
  - Well, go buy that then...  mrbassman03   Jan-11-05 09:35 PM   #79 
  - How do you know they don't work?  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:39 AM   #99 
  - Well, we're no longer allowed to buy HP's here at work  Xithras   Jan-12-05 12:13 PM   #149 
  - If I were in the market  PsychoDad   Jan-12-05 11:27 AM   #136 
  - I'm going to get this to run my mac jaz disks on. We have a  roguevalley   Jan-11-05 09:38 PM   #81 
  - Celeron . . . ewww.  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 10:01 AM   #118 
  - And that is the PCs fault because?  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 10:10 AM   #120 
  - ?  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 10:21 AM   #121 
     - Many different CPUs available  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 10:28 AM   #123 
        - The computer came with it, and I was most unhappy with it's performance  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 10:42 AM   #125 
           - That is the same reason why a lot of people hate macs  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 10:59 AM   #127 
              - You seem to have an axe to grind  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 11:04 AM   #130 
                 - No ax here to grind  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:16 AM   #133 
                    - Well, to be picky, Mac refers to the OS, not the computer...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 02:10 PM   #153 
                    - Ok, just wanted to clear things up  da_chimperor   Jan-12-05 04:11 PM   #157 
  - The pc before thie one I use now...  PsychoDad   Jan-12-05 11:21 AM   #134 
  - Remember you can't compare PC speeds w/Mac speeds,  Fiendish Thingy   Jan-12-05 03:47 PM   #156 
  - thank god: we don't have to buy Repug Dell anymore...  chomskysright   Jan-11-05 10:32 PM   #85 
  - I use a G5 Mac...  Algomas   Jan-11-05 11:12 PM   #86 
  - Ummm, not my case...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 01:29 AM   #90 
  - I know of a bad carpenter who always blames his tools...  Q   Jan-12-05 08:05 AM   #94 
  - Tools do break  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:25 AM   #96 
     - Parts for apples are hard to find?  chenGOD   Jan-12-05 11:34 AM   #138 
        - Yeah, I think I was talking about Apple Motherboard Problems  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:49 AM   #141 
           - Yes I would advise anyone to buy AppleCare...  chenGOD   Jan-12-05 12:13 PM   #148 
  - Worst tech support ever.  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 08:10 AM   #95 
     - wow  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-12-05 09:32 AM   #111 
        - They give you the run around  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 09:46 AM   #117 
  - Can anybody tell me..  Tripmann   Jan-12-05 04:38 AM   #92 
  - Totally feasible.  benburch   Jan-12-05 07:53 AM   #93 
  - Thanks,  Tripmann   Jan-12-05 09:30 AM   #110 
     - it will probably run pro tools very smoothly  LifeDuringWartime   Jan-12-05 09:35 AM   #113 
  - lots of people running LE with a laptop and an mbox or 002  bullimiami   Jan-12-05 07:34 PM   #160 
  - Firewire. Easy as an egg.  politicat   Jan-19-05 10:28 PM   #190 
  - Would it be good for Seniors?  goclark   Jan-12-05 11:02 AM   #129 
  - I couldn't see why not  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:11 AM   #132 
  - Good for Apple, earnings have been an explosion since the iPod frenzy  TheDonkey   Jan-12-05 11:42 AM   #139 
  - Yep iPods are now a household name, good work  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:58 AM   #143 
  - Anyone who hates the Mac is a Freeper!  meisje   Jan-12-05 11:46 AM   #140 
  - Very uneducated  boredofeducation   Jan-12-05 11:50 AM   #142 
  - Actually, I think Rush Limbaugh still uses a Mac -- he always used to  htuttle   Jan-12-05 12:04 PM   #146 
  - Perfect size for a doorstop  Cronus Protagonist   Jan-12-05 03:11 PM   #155 
  - Yeah, but unlike a PC, it will never be used as a doorstop...  mrbassman03   Jan-12-05 07:34 PM   #159 
  - This is the Mac I've been waiting for  LeftCoast   Jan-13-05 03:54 PM   #164 
  - I have a 20 inch monitor just sitting here collecting dust  eleonora   Jan-14-05 02:02 AM   #168 
 

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