iSight on a PC?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by adamfilip, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    #1
    my PC has a firewire connection.

    anyone know if i can use the Isight on my pc.. until my g5 arrives?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    #2
    not until Apple/someone releases a driver for it... which probably won't happen... Apple can't really compete in the PC webcam arena, just in the software-integration arena.

    pnw
     
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    mac15

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    If apple offered that webcam to windows users, you'd only need a driver for it and I'm sure lots of people would be down for using one. After all its time magazines gadget of the week
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    That makes no sense at all. The cost of creating a Windows driver is minimal, so even if sales are relatively low, they will more than recoup the low development costs. Economies of scale will make the iSight more profitable for Apple, so competition is not a valid reason to limit sales to Apple users.

    So why isn't Apple creating a Windows driver? To keep the focus on iChat AV, of course, which is the #1 reason for Mac users to spend another $130 on Panther. And anything that helps differentiate Apple in the marketplace becomes a good reason to switch.

    You can talk all you want about G5 and such, I guarantee you that iChat AV will do more to switch older Americans who want to see their grandkids on video for free than any new processor.
     
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    maradong

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    ehm.
    i give the linux geeks like 2 weeks from now on, and a driver will be aviable. ,)
    you aren t running your pc with m$ software, are you ?
     
  6. macrumors member

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    good point
     

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