It won't affect my buying habits
I just purchased an iMac Mini, and am waiting for it to arrive. Last week my Gateway motherboard died, and the timing was just right for this new development from Apple, where if I want to, can put in WinXP. I didn't buy it for this reason however; I bought it for many others. Am sick and tired of viruses, worms, hacking, etc., and always having to defragment my hardrive, as well as getting foreign customer service (which is stupid for something so complicated as a computer problem, when they don't understand you, nor you them). Also mostly all Windows computer makers are now so cheap, that they don't include the original restore discs. Made our own, and they weren't right (along with the D drive, or Restore drive), so had to order them and pay for them, when they should have been included at the start! This is a ripoff from them, not to include the CD's which are only a few cents to them, but $22 to me or you, from HP. Apple got the best ratings in Consumer Reports, and now can integrate the Windows stuff into it. I don't know if I want to buy XP Prof. to add to it or not. I have the upgrade, and if I like Safari, might just use that instead. Peace of mind, to enjoy being online without the stress of making sure you're on top of all the programs that keep you safe, is something I'm looking forward to. Have no proof, but have the suspicion that Microsoft is in cahoots with all the software makers that make up viruses, worms, etc. so they all get a cut of the pie. More and more holes, so that you have to upgrade and download, or buy more programs to fix their mistakes. It seems like a racket to me!
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