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To: Stock Puppy who wrote (84438)8/13/2009 11:08:34 AM
From: HerbVic
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Mebbie you can set up a game room in your basement with all your ad posters lining the walls instead of the heads of animals; when you retire of course.

Seriously, when I was in Tyler one of my best friends (as a computer salesman I seemed to have more friends) collected movie posters. He had a ready made source for the things. His wife was a theater manager.

You could donate your "rainbow Apple" stickers to a local kindergarden.

"Pretty!"

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To: Neal Guttenberg who wrote (84444)8/13/2009 11:10:42 AM
From: HerbVic
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Really? Oh, that would be great!

I may buy it on first release instead of waiting, then.

EDIT:

From Apple's own splash page...

Coming September 2009 with every new Mac. Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard for just $29.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard requires an Intel-based Mac.

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To: HerbVic who wrote (84443)8/13/2009 11:38:22 AM
From: Stock Puppy
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Well, there goes another $100 before the end of the year.
Hopefully by then it'll cost less than 1/2 share (assuming the price of the upgrade holds steady)...

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From: William F. Wager, Jr.8/13/2009 11:44:50 AM
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Microsoft Sets Zune HD Pricing...Dow Jones By TESS STYNES

Microsoft Corp.'s began accepting preorders for its next-generation Zune HD media players on its Web site, at significantly lower prices than rival Apple Inc.'s iPod.

The first Zune appeared in late 2006 but has struggled to chip away at the iPod's dominance. While Apple has morphed the iPod since its 2001 debut into a range of models including the Internet-enabled iPod Touch, Microsoft has so far limited the Zune to a few different devices distinguished only by size and storage capacity and its market shares trails far behind its rival

Expected to hit stores Sept. 15, the new Zune HD model features an iPhone-like touch screen, Internet browser and high-definition video.

The 16-gigabyte model is making its debut at $219.99, compared with $299 for the 16-gigabyte iPod touch. The Zune's 32-gigabyte model is set at $289.99, while the comparable iPod touch is priced at $399.

And while the earliest iterations of the Zune were mocked in some quarters for their relatively bulky design, the newest Zune will boast a sleeker, edgier aspect, according to images posted on a company Web site.

In-person preorders will be accepted starting Sunday at Best Buy Co. stores, with previews available in some cities on Aug. 22 and 23.

Write to Tess Stynes at tess.stynes@dowjones.com

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From: William F. Wager, Jr.8/13/2009 11:47:51 AM
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Mossberg: Q: But I am a Mac owner with an iMac I bought new last year that currently runs Mac OS X Leopard. Will there be obstacles to upgrading my Mac to the new Snow Leopard?

A: Owners of any Mac with an Intel processor—about 80% of all Macs in use, including yours—will be able to do simple, direct in-place upgrades to the new Snow Leopard edition of the Mac operating system, due out soon. This method will preserve all programs, files and settings without requiring any of the hard-disk wiping, temporary offloading of files and re-installing of programs that Microsoft is requiring to move to Windows 7 from its most popular current version, Windows XP.

Not only that, but Snow Leopard will cost you and other Leopard users just $29, which is $90 less than the Home Premium version of Windows 7. Apple also is claiming that the upgrade will be up to 45% faster than in the past and that it will actually free up an additional 6 gigabytes of hard disk space.

However, that doesn't mean there won't be obstacles or issues for some Mac users. Most important, owners of the other 20% of Macs, those whose models use older PowerPC processors—like the G4 and G5—won't be able to use Snow Leopard at all. It's the first Mac OS version that runs only on Intel-based Macs. So, if these folks want Snow Leopard, they'll have to buy new machines, even though some of them bought their Macs as recently as 2006.

Also, although Intel-based Macs running the older Tiger version of the operating system can be directly and simply upgraded to Snow Leopard, Apple is officially requiring their owners to spend more for it. They have to buy Snow Leopard as part of a $169 boxed set that includes other Apple software they may not want.

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From: Dan Fleuris8/13/2009 12:04:59 PM
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Microsoft Finally Making Outlook For Mac
finance.yahoo.com 
Apple (AAPL) Mac users will no longer be subjected to Microsoft's (MSFT) crappy Entourage email app: The company says it's finally making Outlook for Mac as a part of a new Office bundle, which will be available next year.
Why now? Perhaps because Apple is offering Microsoft Exchange support in the next version of its OS X operating system, which will ship in August, and Microsoft needs to give companies another reason to keep paying for Office. (And, in this case, upgrade.)

Microsoft's business division -- mostly Office -- represented one-third of Microsoft's sales last fiscal year and 60% of its operating income.

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To: Cogito who wrote (84440)8/13/2009 12:06:54 PM
From: Stock Puppy
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"rainbow Apple" stickers
Just stick them on your rainbow apples. Obviously.

They don't line up. Even if I bite them.

Dang, now I'll have to dig out my warrantee information and find out if they're still covered.
:-)

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To: HerbVic who wrote (84443)8/13/2009 12:07:31 PM
From: JimisJim
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Is that for a family pack? I thought the upgrade price for Snow Leopard was going to be $29 for individual license.

Jim

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To: William F. Wager, Jr. who wrote (84449)8/13/2009 12:09:45 PM
From: HerbVic
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Getting complicated being a straggler on upgrades.

Hopefully, the processor bump will be the last major hardware hurtle in keeping current for awhile.

Most G5s by now are already hand-me-downs, where the owners are not fanatical about riding the new technology wave.

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To: JimisJim who wrote (84452)8/13/2009 12:17:34 PM
From: HerbVic
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Answered in detail in post # 84449.

Don't know about a Family Pack this time.

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