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Why all the whining?
Authored by: wayneyoung on Jan 06, '04 08:14:04PM

I think people are whining because Apple has changed their marketing approach sooooo much lately. .mac was free then went to pay for one thing. Then there is the hard feelings over the pricing of OSX, especially "upgrades", and the up-to-date program having a short timeframe, the new "point" release structure of OSX being full price. Perhaps there are others I cannot think of right now, but many people who have been using Macs for a lot of years got used to the way Apple did things, now there is a drastic change, and people are having a hard time adjusting and understanding what is going on. Well it is just Steve doing what is best for the company and investors.



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Why all the whining?
Authored by: BMarsh on Jan 07, '04 10:18:38AM

The point release being full price isn't much different then the Mac OS 7,8 and 9 era really...

7.5.whatever was free updates until 7.6 (about a year appart)
8.0 was another pay for release (about a year after 7.6)
8.1 was free, but was only 6 months after 8.0
8.5 was pay for, 6 months later free 8.6
9.0 was once again pay for, then it was about 2 years before Mac OS X came out which was pay for (all 9.x updates have been free, but essentially for most users 9.1 was the only required upgrade)

10.2 was over a year after 10.1 was released, 10.3 was over a year after 10.2 was released, so this fits with the earlier system.



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