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Old 08-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Daniel M. Lawson
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Originally Posted by John D. Muccigrosso
Couldn't be that Apple's amazing commercial and design successes have anything to do with the recent positive coverage, could it?

Some of it, I'm sure, but claiming that Macs don't have trial versions of software pre-installed is just false. I've run into problems with the trial version of office or iWork launching instead of the real ones when I double-click documents that should be associated with the real software.

Any of the four new Macs I've used over the years have had less bloatware than the new Dell, Toshiba, or Gateway computers I have also used at various points in time, but bloatware is still an ugly part of reality even on the Mac. The Times misreporting this shouldn't be because of some great design accomplishments on Apple's part.

Daniel Lawson
Mac User and Assistant Professor of Economics
Drew University

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