Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

osX had an issue in the TCP/IP stack and NIC driver that "didn't exist" under threat of litigation until six months or more later when "not a patch for that" was quietly slipped into the updates. They couldn't be bothered to admit too or even rush a patch for something they could cover up.

Fast Forward; the sure found a patch for the Safari vulnerabilities fast when it became a method for enabling device owners rather than Apple share holders (ie. jailbreaking). "This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild" - to allow device owners full access to there legally purchased devices.

Between Iphone and Android fracturing/crippling by hardware vendors.. I can't tell you how glad I am to have an N900 in the mail. That sucker will keep me going until Nokia or it's competition provides a true upgrade device (.. come on Nokia.. daddy needs a new N910..).

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