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Apr 6, 2012
Sounds like the Java Auto Updater that nags me on a weekly basis. Dogbert had to have a hand in developing that.
 
 
Apr 6, 2012
most PHB's would pay for free software with the promise of FREE upgrades
 
 
Apr 6, 2012
I find it hard to imagine all what is in the other 4 GB of OS when the Mac could run on 1 floppy disk.

But back to the strip. Actually I found the strip a slap in the face of several free software foundations. Granted, like Dogbert's offer, the web is full of free software offers, that perform like Dogbert's. On the other hand, I have found plenty of free software that is fantastic, and very useful. I'd hate to see all free software lumped into one description/category.
 
 
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Apr 6, 2012
@TheShadowNose, BigMal27
Basically the same thing for this Mac guy.
After the Apple IIe, my first Mac was a Plus, and I had System, Font Mover, HyperCard, and games (Bakers Dozen, Klondike, etc.) all in the palm of my hand.
Then from System 7, you suddenly needed a whole STACK of diskettes to install from, and a built-in hard drive to run it with.
On the other hand, my first 20MB SCSI hard drive was a monster big enough for the kids to do their homework on, and so noisy I had to get an extension cable and set it out in the hall.
 
 
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Apr 6, 2012
TheShadowNose is correct.
Acrobat was a line of products developed by Adobe Systems, and never was a separate company.

Still, things used to be lighter by far.
Remember back when an entire operating system fit into a single 800k diskette?
 
 
 
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