Apple Computer says "NO" on Proposition 8 in California

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    Oct 25, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    As a Mac Computer user, I received this email from "Apple Hot News":

    "Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8."

    YAY Apple!
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Oct 25, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    WOW one more GREAT reason to be a happy MAC user!
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    Oct 25, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot!
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    Oct 26, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    That brought a smile to my face! Not only am I a mac user, I'm a PROUD mac user!
  • eckilegs

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    Oct 26, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    I just found this out around 20 minutes before logging into Realjock. I'm very excited about this. I sincerely hope that you guys in Cali can still do what you're doing after this whole prop 8 thing.

    *crosses fingers and waits*
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    Oct 26, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    I'm switching to mac

    (not really, but I love mac for supporting gay marriage, so I'll probably buy a mac next time)
  • JewcyDude

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    Oct 26, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    The day after seeing this new I went out and bought my first mac. ive been a pc user probably for the last 15 years or so, maybe more. It was part impulsive, part needed to replace my 6 year old dell laptop which was great to me up until a few months ago.

    i'm glad I made this decision and am glad to support a company that supports us.

    now lets hope I understand how to use this macbook. still getting adjusted to life without windows explorer for file organizing.

    GO APPLE!

    ipod, iphone, now macbook!


    VOTE NO ON PROP 8!!!!
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    Oct 26, 2008 7:07 AM GMT
    metropolitan saidI'm switching to mac

    (not really, but I love mac for supporting gay marriage, so I'll probably buy a mac next time)


    [Insert shameless Apple plug here] I've owned Apple computers since 1983, never had one fail. Whereas my friends with PCs have had all kinds of mechanical problems, including the dreaded hard drive failure, where you can lose all your data. Not to mention the awful problems with the Windows operating system, including the current Vista, that the Mac OS rarely has.

    Apple builds their own computers (except for a short period years ago), and their quality tends to be higher than found in PCs from multiple manufacturers. Plus their iMac desktop line has been famous for their beautiful design; there is no more elegant computer to have in front of you than an iMac.
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    Oct 26, 2008 8:56 AM GMT
    I appreciate what they're doing, but my last Apple was somewhere around 1988 and I've never looked back to them, mainly because I use a lot of engineering applications.

    Didn't Microsoft bail them out back when?
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    Oct 26, 2008 1:29 PM GMT
    JustJohn saidI appreciate what they're doing, but my last Apple was somewhere around 1988 and I've never looked back to them, mainly because I use a lot of engineering applications.

    Didn't Microsoft bail them out back when?


    Yes, a $350 million investment as I recall (too lazy to Goggle it). I think Microsoft's official primary motive was to keep Apple afloat so computer owners would continue to buy Microsoft software applications for their Macs. But there was also a belief Redmond feared that without Apple in the market, anti-trust actions against MS might happen.
  • vindog

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    Oct 26, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    i def love apple more then i already did...



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    Oct 27, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    Well I've loved them for 25 years, only computers I'll use at home.
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    I feel bad that there will be millions of e-mails going out directing conservative slaves to boycott them.
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    Oct 27, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    1969er saidI feel bad that there will be millions of e-mails going out directing conservative slaves to boycott them.


    True, and Republican conservatives, having no brains of their own, will blindly follow the call to boycott Apple. But ya know, I kinda think Apple has anticipated this, and knows who their real customers are.

    It's the brainwashed who buy Windows PCs, and it's the brainwashed Repubs who will answer the boycott. Only they won't have anything to boycott, since they wouldn't have ever bought a Mac anyway. That would be too smart & original for them.

    So that in the end, the whole thing will be a non-issue for Apple.
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
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    1969er saidI feel bad that there will be millions of e-mails going out directing conservative slaves to boycott them.


    True, and Republican conservatives, having no brains of their own, will blindly follow the call to boycott Apple. But ya know, I kinda think Apple has anticipated this, and knows who their real customers are.

    It's the brainwashed who buy Windows PCs, and it's the brainwashed Repubs who will answer the boycott. Only they won't have anything to boycott, since they wouldn't have ever bought a Mac anyway. That would be too smart & original for them.

    So that in the end, the whole thing will be a non-issue for Apple.


    Now let's not go hitting below the belt here. True, Unix platforms are better for CFD and FEA processes but the bottom line is most of the mechanical components in your, oh let's just say life, were designed using a PC before the asthetics were done up on a Mac. I like asthetics. I like them lots but I don't like the greasy parts underneath to break either.

    Can't we all just get along?