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Mix: Inventions, Duke program, Tiger, iPod shuffle cake

CNN/Money has named the iPod one of the “five inventions to change your life.”

Duke University’s decision to continue its iPod program is “a poor one — this year has clearly shown the limited academic use of the expensive devices, the selective distribution of iPods will create undesired incentives for students to enroll in certain classes… the program is nothing more than a marketing scheme.”

Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger, the next version of Apple’s powerful operating system, will go on sale Friday, April 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m. during special events at Apple retail stores.

Mike Davidson is giving away an iPod shuffle to the person who creates the best iPod shuffle out of nothing but food.

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1

Already placed my order for Tiger… I truly can’t wait!!!

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on April 12, 2005 at 10:42 AM (PDT)

2

Pretty lame list of the five inventions to change your life.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on April 12, 2005 at 11:22 AM (PDT)

3

Tiger is the only “new computer” I’ll be getting this year! And it will ship BY April 29—meaning you might get it before it hits stores (just like happened with Panther). Time for to make a backup and watch my mailbox…

And it does NOT require a DVD drive or a G4 smile Just a G3, 256 RAM, and Firewire. You can even use Core Image without needing a high-end GPU—it will run on the CPU instead.

But don’t pay full price…

Students/educators can get it for $69. Everyone else (like me) can get it for $95 at Amazon. And family packs make it even cheaper if you have 2 or more Macs at home.

(As for Duke’s “poor decision”... they decided to use it selectively where it has value, rather than giving them to everyone—sounds like a sensible outcome of the experiment to me! Giving to everyone would be marketing—but that’s not what they’re doing.)

Posted by Nagromme on April 12, 2005 at 11:51 AM (PDT)

4

Tiger looks HOT, but I’m a PC user.  I’m in no hurry to switch myself, but it looks like you Apple guys are gonna get the hook up…lots of cool features.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on April 12, 2005 at 12:19 PM (PDT)

5

FYI, a “complete” feature list is here—with more new stuff than I even knew about:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/newfeatures/newfeatures.html

Posted by Nagromme on April 12, 2005 at 2:08 PM (PDT)

6

I will be buying my first Mac!  I am very excited, and was waiting until Tiger was released!  It seemed like forever…

Posted by Mijman2 on April 12, 2005 at 7:03 PM (PDT)

7

I’m apprehensive about stepping into the Mac world.  I want a new laptop for school, and the PowerBooks have always been pretty awesome (although decidedly pricey).

I’ll be getting the student discount (knocking about $400 off the 17? model that I’m drooling over), but still $2400 is a *lot* of money.

I definitely want a new system by Fall quarter (~September) and was going to get one earlier until I heard about the prospects for a G5 PowerBook in Q3 2005.  I knew I was going to wait until Tiger (despite the salesman pitch), but I’m not sure if I should wait any longer…

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on April 12, 2005 at 9:14 PM (PDT)

8

Definitely a dilemma. My rule of thumb is wait as long as you can for technology purchases… they tend to get cheaper and/or better.

I can easily see a G5 PowerBook not arriving by fall… but you never know, it might! Remember that Apple was saying an iMac G5 was nearly impossible… and then there it was. So the question is, what will you do with the laptop before fall? If you’ll get a lot of use out of it now, then waiting may not be worth the gamble.

That 17” is a great machine! I love my 15”—but actually, next time I’ll go for a 12” plus an external display. Best of both worlds.

Watch MacRumors.com for the best info on future products—they mainly direct you to other rumor sites, but they tend to be a good judge of what info is worth attention. But in the end, there’s very LITTLE info that Apple lets leak out these days.

Posted by Nagromme on April 14, 2005 at 12:43 AM (PDT)

9

I have no doubt that Tiger will be great but I will be waiting for a month or two before I upgrade.

There is bound to be teething problems.

Posted by Cyberwhore in Perth on April 14, 2005 at 3:32 AM (PDT)

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