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Forbes editor has issues with iPod mini

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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“Apple Computer’s iPod mini looks as if it was designed for adolescent girls who like their electronic devices to look like their candy. The new portable MP3 player comes in five shiny new colors: blue, sliver, green, gold and pink. Apple describes the iPod mini as the “ultimate fashion statement”—a line that could have been pulled straight out of Tiger Beat magazine.

If you cut through the layer of teeny-bopper marketing, however, you will find Apple’s (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) iPod mini is a decent player that deserves to be marketed as more than a fashion accessory—it works well, it’s easy to use and the simple design is friendly and functional.”

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81

Apple: nicer interface
PC: possibly a little faster for your money
Apple: fewer program but, hey, the ones we’ve got a really good
PC: more programs. boatload. epic amounts of programs.
Apple: so few people use them, no one bothers to write viruses
PC: tons of people use them, so its kinda a (don’t kill me) standard. viruses in a bulk-store amounts

I think it’s just a matter of preference. Then, again, my parent’s brand new, (soon to be obselete) windows laptops may have enforced my mac-loving (a verb!)- 5 months, and 2 motherboard&hard; drive replacements later

Posted by esra in PA on March 27, 2004 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

82

whups. grammer correction:
PC: tons of people use them, so its kinda a (don’t kill me) standard. viruses in sam’s-club amounts
 

Posted by esra in PA on March 27, 2004 at 4:32 PM (PDT)

83

ahh. did it again. I wish I could edit these things.

Posted by esra in PA on March 27, 2004 at 4:33 PM (PDT)

84

Not true. OSX is inherently more secure:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/technology/custom/pluggedin/bal-mac082803,0,1353478.column

Posted by RE:viruses on March 28, 2004 at 12:46 AM (PDT)

85

In addition to the link above, I looked at the earlier article, the one he corrected. Here’s an interesting quote:

“But more than two years after its introduction, not a single Mac OS X-specific virus has yet appeared.”

In fact, it is recommended that Macs get virus protection so as to not spread Windows viruses to Windows users! Not for it’s own protection, because the system provides enough of it already!

Posted by VIRUSES on March 28, 2004 at 1:04 AM (PDT)

86

Don’t protect ‘em!

Let’s have fun…
Let them enjoy their machines and their email attachments!

Posted by SoBig on March 28, 2004 at 5:15 AM (PDT)

87

We’ll also be enjoying the best games on PC as well.  Tah.

Posted by Gamer on March 28, 2004 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

88

Apple told to halt misleading claims about G5 performance
Posted: 03-30-2004 12:59 PM
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommended that Apple Computer stop advertising its Power Mac G5 as “the world’s fastest personal computer” after reviewing independent tests that refute that claim. Acting on a tip from Dell, the BBB told Apple that its advertising could deceive consumers, which need accurate information on which to base their purchases.

“The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus recommended that Apple, Inc. discontinue comparative performance claims regarding its Power Mac G5 personal computer,” the organization wrote in a release. “NAD determined that the evidence provided by Apple did not provide a reasonable basis for its broad unqualified claims that its Power Mac G5 is ‘the world’s fastest, most powerful computer’ and that it ‘edged out the competition on integer’ [processing performance]. NAD further determined that the advertiser’s claim, ‘the world’s first 64-bit processor for personal computers’ could reasonably be interpreted to apply to workstations ... this claim is [also] unsupported by the evidence.”

Posted by sand and funny on March 30, 2004 at 9:08 AM (PDT)

89

HI there!
I’m so excited i can finally get a mini iPod!  The problem is, i’m having the toughest time deciding if i want the pink one or the green one…what do ya’ll think?

Posted by marla on August 30, 2004 at 3:01 PM (PDT)

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