Originally posted by Merinda
Wait, at some point your apps will update and then you can not use them anymore? Cant you just use the last OS and the last version of the app that works for you?
But yeah I dont get the point of using apple. If you look at things like the iMac, yeah they are stylish, but you have no costumisation, so you buy a machine that is way more powerfull than what you need, or not powerful enough. It would be luck if you spend all that money in a way that is just right for you. And if you want customisation with a power mac you pay through the nose for it.
But its easy. Instead of configuring all the right machines for the arts department and setting them up, you just buy an Imac and put it on the desk. Its not your money anyway, its the shareholders.edit on 7-2-2013 by Merinda because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by violet
I don't fully understand your complaint. If the apps you bought were made for your original iPad and you've never updated any of them, then they should work.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
I have had my Dell with XP for about the same 5 years (a couple months longer). In that time I have never had a virus, never had to wipe it clean, i have no pop ups.....and i did it for at least half the price of a mac.
Originally posted by twitchy
After Windows XP I just quit giving a crap about updating anything. Maybe I'm just getting old, but planned obselscence isn't some far out conspiracy theory, it's a business model. I'll worry about updating my stuff when a gallon of gas becomes affordable again. The consumer market is strapped, utterly.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
All I know is that my apple laptop does not support flash anymore. I can't update it because the flash only works with the newer mac OS. My laptop won't support the newer mac OS. My computer is a few years old macbook. I'm pissed. No more being able to watch any videos posted up here on ATS. SO now when I join a thread here unless there are pictures, I can only imagine what the posters are discussing about since I can't see the video. I can't even watch youtube now.
Originally posted by Pervius
Microsoft, mad over the Corporate Keyed Windows XP that was bootlegged around the world.....crawled in bed with Phoenix Bios in 2003.
They created a BIOS system where they could disable hardware (the motherboard) by switching it off if they wanted. This was their plan to deal with the Windows XP Corporate Key leak that everyone around the world was using.
Why did HP out of the blue declare they were getting out of the PC Business? Somebody figured out why every HP laptop died after the warranty expired....
They were being SWITCHED OFF.
Buy yourself ALLLL the computers you can find that are PRE-2000. Those computers have locked BIOS's and will continue to work forever. The NEW Bios's have an operating system running in them now allowing someone to switch OFF your motherboard.
Originally posted by Djayed
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Very logical and intelligent approach to the issue. I just hate the fact that I can drive around the streets in a car made in the 50's but now I am starting to not be able to use my Apple tablet made in 2010. Yet, my spouses android is still being supported and not a single app has stopped working, which it was purchased December 2010.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by Pervius
I wouldnt hold much stock in that.
Corporate firewalls and such would make it difficult for a kill command to get in, let alone attack the bios.
And Windows XP was the most basic system to activate, with or without a key.