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Bush uses a Mac.... maybe
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Dec 23, 2000, 09:03 PM
 
Take a look and decide for yourself. The spartan desktop may mean he is actually illiterate and afraid to touch it.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sta...up/results.stm

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Dec 24, 2000, 02:28 AM
 
I remember a MacCentral article a while back saying one candidate uses Macs, the other uses Windows... I forgot who used what but this might say Bush uses a Mac.
     
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Dec 24, 2000, 04:28 PM
 
Gore use to use a Mac but during Apple's downturn and the rise of Windows 95/8/NT switched to Dell (I think) to fit in. Maybe he needs a PowerBook for Christmas and going away. I read that he was constantly during the month following election emailing, using Palm to keep in touch with team of lawyers and staff and personally involved in every step and decision. Clinton, OTOH, rarely touched a computer and wrote (he says) only two email messages. So he never had to worry about archived messages.

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Dec 24, 2000, 07:24 PM
 
Getting a powerbook for Christmas (or the Holidays) would be great, BUT everyone knows never to by a new Mac right when MacWorld is 2 weeks away Unless you like to have new computers that are out of date
     
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Dec 24, 2000, 11:43 PM
 
Looks like a WallStreet. I wonder if he'll have any trouble with his hinges being repaired.

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Dec 26, 2000, 07:46 AM
 
I personally think his brain is a little un-hinged.

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Jan 3, 2001, 12:30 PM
 
WTF?! He's running System 7.x on there! The iCons (lol, I think that shows that I'm a Mac addict. My brain did that automatically! ) aren't the 3D ones from Mac OS 8 and up.

He's using an old laptop with an old OS

BTW, I heard that Gore is considering switching back to Mac after having too many problems with his PC notebook

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Jan 4, 2001, 09:45 AM
 
The real question will be if W will keep using a Mac once in the White House. Let's hope so. Maybe that will help to get the Republican party up to speed with Macs like the Democrats did for their convention with iMac DV SE Kiosks.

What are chances of Apple getting support from Bush for the Mac?

One can hope!




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Jan 5, 2001, 12:36 AM
 
omigod i'm gonna have to start using windoze
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Jan 5, 2001, 12:49 AM
 
Maybe Apple will get Bush to join the AppleMasters program. LOL
     
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Jan 7, 2001, 07:52 PM
 
Unlikely. Steve is a Democrat.

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Jan 25, 2001, 11:52 PM
 
Originally posted by MacAgent:
Unlikely. Steve is a Democrat.

Really? That's too bad, IMHO anyway

     
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Jan 26, 2001, 03:47 AM
 
Maybe THAT is the reason for the Ti delay...Steve is removing the "W" key from all the Powerbooks...
     
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Jan 28, 2001, 11:13 PM
 
LOL, that was funny, about the "W" keys.

I did not know that Steve was a democrat (doesn't surprise me). I guess that makes up for W being a mac user. Although the fact that he has an old powerbook with system 7 on it shows that he's not a REAL mac user! (I had to rationalize his use of Macs somehow!).

I think if Gore had been using Macs he would have won the election. Less time troubleshooting = more campaign time!

Hrmmm..what does W need a laptop for? He doesn't write his own speeches, he doesn't know how to do math so budgets are out of the question.....he must use it for email! No wonder it still has only system 7 on it!

     
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Feb 7, 2001, 08:01 PM
 
Quote "Unlikely. Steve is a Democrat."

Bite your tongue!
Bush is cool and he uses a Mac, more firepower for us Republicans
     
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Feb 7, 2001, 09:25 PM
 
I'd have to agree with the last person... Gore sucks... I'm sorry. I'm for Bush. He may not be perfect, but he's better than Gore. GO MAC CONSERVATIVES!

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Feb 20, 2001, 04:14 PM
 
Conservitive Macs! Cool.

But, I would have to agree that Steve is a liberal, but I dunno, maybe he's in the Green Party or something.
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Feb 20, 2001, 06:48 PM
 
Hey Dick, My Mac says the startup drive is unreadabable and do I want to initialise. I think I must have misundeleted it.




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Mar 1, 2001, 01:03 PM
 
has anyone seen this?

"Gore asked 'PC or Mac?'

Copyright 2000 Nando Media
Copyright 2000 Associated Press

By SANDRA SOBIERAJ

YBOR CITY, Fla. (February 10, 2000 8:13 a.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com) - For the techno-candidate, it was like asking about his underwear. At a town-hall forum with campaigning Vice President Al Gore, computer whiz Michael Phillips asked Gore: Which do you prefer, the PC platform (or operating system) or Macintosh?

"That's kind of a high-tech, boxers-or-briefs question, there," chuckled Gore, repeating the line as if to buy time to consider his answer.

In his bid to be president, Vice President Gore has courted both the Apple-computer types in Silicon Valley and the mighty Microsoft set in Washington state.

Gore said he used Apple until "finally the delay in the availability of the new high-tech applications software got to be so long that I finally switched over."

Gore held out some encouragement to the disappointed Phillips, who sported a rainbow-colored Apple lapel pin: "You know, Apple seems to be coming back with the iMac, don't you think?"

Phillips, a 19-year-old college freshman studying digital arts, suffers spinal muscular atrophy and, confined to a portable bed, can move just his fingers and his eyes.

He told a reporter he hoped to convert Gore to Macintosh because, "it's the most user-friendly and powerful computer and it's excellent for assistive technology" for the disabled."
     
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Mar 2, 2001, 09:51 AM
 
Hey, the prez' uses a Mac...the world is already a better place. My vote really counted!

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Mar 7, 2001, 01:29 AM
 
I try to stay away from all things political, but if W is using a Mac, what more evidence do we need that the Mac OS is the easiest and most user friendly OS to use?



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Mar 7, 2001, 08:43 AM
 
i dont think that is system 7
first wallstreet shipped with 8 and it looks like either the control strip or a tabbed window at the bottom of the screen. I don't think either of those features were in 7.
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