laptops take show, but other stuff very cool, too


Original poster
Jul 9, 2000
iLife and dvdExpress are very important to apple...maybe as much as the two new powerbooks introduced into the hardware lineup

apple is still a software company first as steve jobs characterizes apple inc...that is what makes macs so seamless...the software...and that is what makes them so user friendly

the hardware may be great, but remember a lot of the components like combo drive and superdrive are also found in pc machines, too

but the apple software and especially apple's operating systems are what make our life easier and more logical, as mac users


macrumors 68030
Aug 4, 2002
Madison, Wi
Indeed, the only thing holding Apple back is out of their control and that is processors, so they have to develop all other areas and they are doing quite well. the quote "who cares if 10,000 programs are available on windows when the 5 you want most are available only the mac.." still holds true and it looks like it will for some time. Oh and it's actually called Final Cut Express not DVD express, which is a very cool program for those who need more than iMovie gives but not enough from FCP to spend the money on it, for me though iMovie is still fine, all I need really is the editing.


macrumors 68040
Feb 24, 2001
The introduction that we will see the biggest and longest lasting effect is without a doubt Safari. Safari will become one of the most significant Apple apps and the ramnifications for the MS/Apple relationship should be interesting.


macrumors 65816
Oct 9, 2002
Sydney, Australia
are you sure you know what is going to happen?

no more office???

looks like apple better have a very good office replacement up their steves .... err sleeves.

BUT, the fact still remains that mac users make up 40 - 50% of all sofware sales. especiallly for ms considering that their office program is almost a compulsory purchase.

noone else, including apple, charges AUD999 for four programs.

good luck apple. and thankyou, safari beta is beaut.
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