[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [XFB] Apple's Arrogance

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From: Ken Shmidheiser <kshmidheiser@...>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:37:11 -0400
Peter wrote:

> There's still FW400 on the base MacBook & the MacBook Pro(s) have
> FW400 or/and FW800 depending on model.
>
> Most of the folks I sell Macs to don't even know what FireWire is, let
> alone use it...


Of course the pro models will have the tools a pro needs-- at a price.

An irony here is that iMove that ships with the Aluminum MB is now  
limited to input from USB camcoders only, severely crippling its  
usability.

I guess I shouldn't become so bothered about a low-end consumer  
product, but I know I'll be called on to fix them down the road and  
what was once as simple as mounting in Target mode will become a  
major chore. A few weeks ago in an extended phone call I helped a  
user on this list recover from a major system problem and save and  
transfer all his FB archives thanks to being able to link old Mac and  
new one in Target mode.

I just hate to see a cheapening of the platform I love.