Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE: Comment by telns
by NeoX on Fri 17th Sep 2010 00:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by telns"
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Apple revolutionized networking?

I'm willing to be convinced, but I've never used any of the Air[fillinblank] products--or had trouble doing any of the things mentioned that they do with different products.

Could someone flesh it out a bit more? Hyperbolic praise of whichever Air[fillinblank] product while doing it is perfectly OK; I'm just looking for a summary version of why they are supposed to be so much better.

They included Gigabit ethernet as standard on the Mac line, long before most PC's even offered it. My G4 Power Mac 450mhz had a gigabit port on it. They also offered wireless as standard long before most PC makers did the same.

And don't forget about Apple's role in USB adoption and Firewire. The Original iMac had USB ports only for Keyboard and mouse and peripherals which is credited as helping to popularize USB and make it more widespread. I can't believe all the PC's that still include PS/2 ports on their computers today considering that you can hardly buy PS/2 keyboard/mouse models these days. Well some include adapters, I suppose.

Firewire was developed by Apple before it was released to the IEEE standards body for all to use. In some ways it is still superior to USB but has been more specialized these days.

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