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Oct 12, 2008

Mac Programs... by Penguin at 2:00 AM (1,578 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Penguin
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    Is there anyway to get a Mac program to Windows format or make it work without having to get an illegal emulator (which I am not going to do)? Because there are so many great stuff that Apple and other developers make for Mac, and they leave Windows behind [​IMG]
     
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    Windows alternatives.

    how is an emulator illegal, does apple let you dual boot windows and OSX on an apple machine but not windows and OSX on a windows machine? sounds like some one is greedy!
     
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    do a little research and you will find that for almost all of the applications that you are thinking of, there is a better (albeit, more expensive) alternative

    A combination of Apple's greediness and the different boot methods of the two OS's (which could be stemmed from greediness as well). One needs to look no further then the fact that Apple released a firmware update for the ipod touch / iphone (which had no effect on the video out capabilities of the iphone) that disallows the usage of third party video cables to discover that Apple is greedy.
     
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    Wow, just wow...

    Using EFI (designed to be a replacement to legacy BIOS) is greed? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface

    Apple never released firmware to disable third-party video cables, they released new hardware that no longer accepted non-licensed third party video cables, that's a huge difference. http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comm...-video-add-ons/

    Please stop all the senseless hate.
     
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    The original argument was that, in doing that, they are greedy. Since the licensee of the cables has to pay royalties, your point is moot, the people at Apple are greedy bastards. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's business.
     
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    Let's try a more factual answer rather than slamming the company.

    The real answer here is that Apple's main business is with computers. Not just software and not just portable media devices. Sure, the operating system is pretty much what makes a Mac computer what it is outside of aesthetics but most people don't see it like that.

    Calling it greed is as insane than calling Microsoft greedy for selling Windows. It's Microsoft's main consumer product just as the Mac computer is Apple's main consumer product.
     
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    I'd say its more because OSX is specifically tailored to the macs hardware, with most programs being able to take advantage of multiple cores. Macs are standardized and mass produced so have very little differences between them. This way customer support is almost always easy. The programs should also run better because they're specially coded to take full advantage of whats there.

    Whereas on windows there arent even that many programs which are dual threaded let alone support multiple cores. Because there are so many different combinations of PC's available, windows and its programs have to be coded to be working on all of these. This leads to windows being inefficient and customer support being an absolute pain because there are so many things which are different in every specific case.

    Greed has nothing to do with it.
     
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    My point was that everything he said was incorrect, nothing more, nothing less. My point is still correct. [​IMG]
     
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    i'm too tired to understand what you're saying, but I still lol'd from the huge difference bit
     
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    I change my mind, YOU'RE greedy. [​IMG]

    I wanna play phoenix right and Golden Sun at the same time.

    did you ever solve your problem, senior topic starter?

    vectors are fun.
     
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    That wasn't what I was talking about, in the iphone / ipod touch 2.1 firmware update, 3rd party video cables which used fake authentication chips (proving that the chips weren't necessary) no longer worked with both devices, despite working in earlier firmwares, check the posts here
     
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    Try wine, I think it is now available for mac, it allows you to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac. I'm not sure how well it works for mac, but on Ubuntu it runs brilliantly.
     
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    He's looking for the other way around, running programs designed for OSX on a windows computer
     
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    Oh, I read wrong [​IMG] sorry.
     
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    Haha, don't worry [​IMG] I was born in the same place that you live in right now [​IMG] Go CapeTown!
     

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