apple Gunsmoke


2Step Garage

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Apr 19, 2002
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gunsmoke = .mac?

Considering the $99 price tag, and the fact that its call Mac; is this apple's .Mac software and services package? The codename 'gunsmoke' is interesting though. I have no clue what this is, .Mac was my best guess. Anyone else have a crack at this one?
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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Quite strange indeed. And it can only ship inside the US - is that a big deal? or standard for Amazon?

And a quick search at Apple brings up nothing.
 

szark

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May 14, 2002
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Gunsmoke = .Mac

Gunsmoke is .Mac subscription software:

Found another link at buy.com which gave the Apple part number (M8778LL/A).

This part number is listed on the iMac technical specs page in the table at the bottom:

.Mac account M8778LL/A

...which is a link to the .Mac Retail CD.

(but why call it Gunsmoke???)
 

2Step Garage

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Apr 19, 2002
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It looks as if u can buy the .Mac package at a lower cost through these venders. Amazon has it for $84.99 and Buy.com has it even lower for $77.07. I guess people complaining about how much this cost has driven down the price a bit at these retailers. I will buy the .mac service, i find that the services and software you recieve justifies the cost. It would be interesting to see the sales of .Mac now that the price has been lowered a bit.

but... im still confused.... GunSmoke???
 

Stike

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Jan 31, 2002
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Re: Gunsmoke = .Mac

Originally posted by szark
Gunsmoke is .Mac subscription software:

...which is a link to the .Mac Retail CD.

(but why call it Gunsmoke???)
:D Hey, I suppose Apple called it gunsmoke because it was Apples shot on Microsofts .NET strategy... some act of hostility! :eek: :rolleyes: :D