Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:05 UTC
Apple Not too long ago, I sold my iBook, right after the new MacBook was announced. I planned to buy that same MacBook somewhere this summer; however, I started to doubt. I had second thoughts. Let me explain why I decided to not buy a new Mac, but instead opt for a used G4 PowerMac. Note: After being absent for a week, here is another Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[4]: Boring...
by uteck on Sun 16th Jul 2006 06:11 UTC
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The complaints come from the excessive price of a point upgrade, but thoughs that are complaining tend not to own the hardware. And after the first few releases the complaints stopped as people got used to it. Remember that Apple OS upgrades used to be FREE.

You have a pont with Linux's application support. Business to not consider using Crossover Office as a viable option for running software. But you are totally wrong about hardware support. The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in driver support to the point were many Linux users do not think about if new hardware is supported or not.
Also the ease of use argument is not a factor until Linux comes preinstalled on computers. Since it has to be installed by the user, it does not get done because the majority of Windows users can not install Windows. I have seen 'experienced' Mac users stumble over some basic things because they don't know how OSX works and old way of doing things does not work. Face it, the majority of people just use what is in front of them and call someone to fix to when it breaks.

Even after all the Apple hype of the past few years, it's user base is still the same.

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