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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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App store pricing
by woegjiub on Fri 17th Sep 2010 00:36 UTC
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

I do not know about you, but I have never paid a cent for desktop apps.

OPEN SOURCE, people.

The applications are generally superior (web browsers, transcoders, media players, operating systems), and cost nothing at all, legally.


iTunes was *not* the first online music store, just the first *major* one.
iTunes also brought with it huge amounts of DRM, which is disgusting.
I am hanging out for Google's music store, but alternatives like buying from smaller labels which allow downloads is great for now.
Plus, all the big-name acts produce horrible music; the top40 is saturated with cheap, mass-market shite.
Stores like 7digital work for now, anyway.

If you want to use multiple copies of the one OS, you are forced to buy multiple macs.
Apple do not even allow you to install software *you own* on any hardware you like.
Again, open source is the superior choice, here.

Apple's computers really are disgustingly overpriced.
They charge a few hundred bucks for hard drives, and when customising, everything is 2-5x its retail value.
Their laptops are actually also hideously overpriced, as I can grab a *similarly* specced HP or dell for half the price, typically.
I can then ask for the OS refund, too; even cheaper, and I then get to install Ubuntu on it ;)

Networking is not all that hard, and their names are stupid as anything.
"airport", really?
Give me a solid cheap netgear router, any day of the week.


Everything Apple sell is overpriced, underpowered and overhyped.
They make cheap garbage with a hideous operating system, and market it to idiots who will pay their premium.

Suffice to say, I vehemently loathe Apple.

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