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The OS of the Future...Mi Apploohoo

The wave of the future is here, ladies and gentleman, the new software that will run everything from your lamps to your toilets...it will set your alarm clock and start your stove for a pancake parody breakfast that was supposed to be big in the early part of the century...It is Mi Apploft...Two of the best names in technology eventually merged and became one to run the home of the future...future...future...

OK, OK, while this is a far cry from the one source for making the home of tomorrow a home of today, the Mac has been named the only computer to run all available operating systems, or at least all of the top operating systems. It has also been named as the fastest Vista machine. What is this world coming to...? What will the future bring? Why would we need to run Windows on a Mac? The answer is to another question, yet relates to this idea, because we can...

We have begun the migration from Windows to Mac...or, should I say Apple...however, during this migration, we realized that as much as we would like to stay away from the spyware and viruses, we actually like and, more importantly, need a windows-based machine. I know, I know, just make the switch...just find the solutions for one source and stick with it...yeah, not going to happen. We will migrate from one to the other when needed, but it will be on the Apple hardware...for now...

There is software that is included in both that would have been helpful as we grew up. Even if these two giants were to combine, it would not be a harmful monopoly...Just having Wordpad or Notepad available in high school would have saved me from spending $40+ on a new word processor because the 5 1/4 disk "went bad" on my only copy; the company that made it did not have a web page; and the bulletin boards did not have freeware or pirated versions of these things...or, at least not as available and not something your could explain to someone step-by-step without writing a best-selling pc book...All this, while making $5.00/hour and begging my parents to look for an alternative typing program while I worked at a wonderful retail job, trapped just a few doors from the local software store...It would have been just plain awful if this was built in DOS or earlier versions of Windows....

Just having Garageband available for our Jazz concerts would have saved extra fundraisers and great gaps in tapes or missed songs while the machine rewound or fast-forwarded to start a new section...OK, so this was a stretch, but is it really so bad?

I know, I know, the whole monopoly prevention is supposed to "protect" the consumer. It is supposed to keep prices low and creativity high...it is supposed to...As we hold Microsoft and Apple to a standard that claims "monopoly" whether it is on a computer or music player, let us first think about the momentum and impact of a large company making progress for all of us rather than random little ones trying to influence the masses...I'm wrong, I know...but who could resist writing about that outsourced-to-Mexico-wave-of-the-future...Mi Apploft...

Enjoy...



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