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September 2008 Archives
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has joined the 'I'm a PC' parade but doesn't quite stick to the official marketing tag line. In a video posted to YouTube on September 19, 2008 Ballmer is shown in an office building walking towards a camera. In his customary boisterous tone he states:
With today's cyber-threats and focus on computer security, it's no surprise that many people are ditching their Windows PCs for Macs running OS X. Even Apple's 'Get a Mac' ads highlight the security issues that plague Windows. The requirement to protect Windows installations from viruses, spyware and malware, have prompted many to make the switch.
As expected, Apple today updated the Terms and Conditions of the 2008 Back-To-School promotion following the release of new iPods. The maximum rebate amount declines by $90 to $209.
At Apple's 'Let's Rock' media event today, a revamped iPod lineup was unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. A new version of the popular iTunes software (iTunes 8) was also unveiled.
If you haven't heard by now, Apple will be holding their "Let's Rock" media event today which kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern). For the past several years, Apple has held media events in early September to unveil new iPods and iTunes versions to prepare customers for the end-of-year shopping season. This year, we also expect significant price cuts across the iPod lineup.
Apple has debuted a new web-based 'Get a Mac' ad called "Stop Switching to Mac!" which can be seen on various web sites across the including Time.com
Time is running out folks, Apple's Back to School offer will end on September 15th! So here's the deal. You're a college student, teacher, or staff member so Apple wants to offer you an amazing deal on a new Mac and iPod.
News on Wall Street today hints that Dell Inc. the second largest PC manufacturer is planning to sell its worldwide manufacturing plants within the next 18 months in an effort to cut costs.
The VMware Fusion team has announced the availability VMware Fusion 2.0 Release Candidate 1, a free download that includes several new features for the upcoming release of the popular Mac virtualization application.
The Justice, an student newspaper of Brandeis University, reports that 60 percent of incoming freshman have come to school with a Mac. This influx of Mac users has raised the school's Mac user base to 40 percent.