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    Ray6

    Apple, for leaving that tacky and childish BSOD icon in Leopard, while removing Java6 complaints from their message board, and blaming their own BSOD problems on their users ....

    C'mon folks, let's give it up for the boys in Cupertino!



    ... and Jobs accuses Microsoft of having no class ... Perplexed

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    Isshou

    But Jobs can do no wrong... right?

    Blame should be given to all involved parties (Apple, the users, and developers who utilized things like APE without informing the user).

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    Ray6

    Isshou wrote:
    But Jobs can do no wrong... right?

    Blame should be given to all involved parties (Apple, the users, and developers who utilized things like APE without informing the user).


    Logitech apparently. It might explain why some folk who are seeing the problem, don't think they have APE installed. Logitech didn't see fit to mention that they would be hacking the operating system when you bought one of their keyboards ....

    I know one Mac fella who has been riding Vista about the driver problems; he's pretty quiet now ...

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    TimP

    Well I think it's amusing. Smiley

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    Ray6

    TimP wrote:
    Well I think it's amusing.


    Yes it was in the beta .... in the finished product, it's just stroking the fanboys.

    Really quite tacky.


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    Escamillo

    TimP wrote:
    Well I think it's amusing.


    Leaving that in the shipping production code is very unprofessional.  Taking a swipe at a 10-year old OS, and actually shipping like that?  That's like Microsoft representing Macs on a network with bomb icons (taking a swipe at Macs as they were 10 years ago) (or using spinning beachball icons, taking a swipe at today's OS X itself).  It's stupid, and shows that Apple isn't being run by grown-ups.

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    TimP

    This isn't a computer industry phenomenon. I remember Pepsi ads from a few years ago ragging on Coca-Cola, yet Coca-Cola never mentions Pepsi in their ads. Smaller insurance companies like GEICO constantly say how much money you can save over State Farm, but State Farm doesn't mention GEICO by name in their ads.

    This is a typical underdog mentality. Either that, or I guess Pepsi, GEICO, and a lot of other companies without leading marketshare are immature too.

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    Rossj

    I think it is absolutely hilarious that, even though it was a third party component that caused it, Leopard hung for some people on a blue screen - and then this.  I might even stretch to the word 'ironic'.

    But yes, it was funny (once) in the seeds, not in the release.

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    ScanIAm

    TimP wrote:
    

    This isn't a computer industry phenomenon. I remember Pepsi ads from a few years ago ragging on Coca-Cola, yet Coca-Cola never mentions Pepsi in their ads. Smaller insurance companies like GEICO constantly say how much money you can save over State Farm, but State Farm doesn't mention GEICO by name in their ads.

    This is a typical underdog mentality. Either that, or I guess Pepsi, GEICO, and a lot of other companies without leading marketshare are immature too.



    It's still douchebagaristic to leave the BSOD icon in the release.





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    stevo_

    Ah it's just a little joke.. it's funny.. and I wouldn't worry about it being subtle sabotage.. most computer users won't see a Mac in their general use.. and most will also never see a blue screen..

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    corona_coder

    Im just so glad I use Linux and am not a mindless slave to corporates like Windows and Mac users.

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    Bas

    I wonder what the Mac icon on Windows could look like. A turtleneck and beret? A hand with only an index finger? Tongue Out

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    Lloyd_Humph

    corona_coder wrote:
    Im just so glad I use Linux and am not a mindless slave to corporates like Windows and Mac users.


    Be quiet! :#

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    brian.​shapiro

    corona_coder wrote:
    Im just so glad I use Linux and am not a mindless slave to corporates like Windows and Mac users.


    no you're just part of a cult.

    send me an e-mail when you're ready to injest poisoned koolaid with the rest of the group

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    SaraJo

    tasteless.

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    Ray6

    corona_coder wrote:
    Im just so glad I use Linux and am not a mindless slave to corporates like Windows and Mac users.


    yes, but being just plain 'mindless' is just as bad ....


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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    corona_coder wrote:
    Im just so glad I use Linux and am not a mindless slave to corporates like Windows and Mac users.


    you're late: the "smug hypocrisy" award has already been assigned. you should have posted earlier Sad

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    Nitz Walsh

    ScanIAm wrote:
    It's still douchebagaristic to leave the BSOD icon in the release.


    The thing is, it's not a BSOD - it's an exception error.  You got those in the Win9X series.  As another posted said, it's like showing Macs on a windows network with an OS9 bomb icon.

    Nothing wrong with competitors advertising their differences, but this is really stretching it, and it's very poorly timed considering we're talking about an 10-year old OS.

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