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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The problem with Apple has nothing to do with its products, which is why Cupertino focusses its spin on products. It is perfectly true that as several have said, if you start from buying what you need, you can always get it cheaper and better than from Apple, and if you look at the Apple line, the configurations are really weirdly unbalanced, huge processors and crap commodity graphics, terrible cooling most of the time, the works.

But this is not the real point,the real point is Apple has a vision of the world in which it sells you a machine and then tells you what you can do with it. Some things are relatively open still, the legacy things, you can actually load whatever software you want, whatever books you want, and buy them wherever you want. But look at the wretched iPad, and the equally wretched iTunes, because that is the future according to Cupertino, where no-one can even use a programming language on the thing that they do not approve of.

Matlab my friends, we are talking a company that thinks it has the right to stop you using Matlab on a machine you bought and paid for, because it is an interpreted language package! It thinks it can stop you accessing an app because that app might let you download a copy of the Kama Sutra! These people are dangerously mad. They think its OK to ban, from a device you have bought, cartoons which might offend public figures! Their aim in life is to sell you stuff, and then make you use it as if the world was Walt Disney 1955.

Don't read the wrong things, don't ask the wrong questions, and everything will be sweet as candy.

The thing that is wrong with Apple is that it is the determined enemy of the intellectual freedoms our ancestors in the West died for. You actually find the Apple propagandists arguing that choice is bad, it makes you unhappy. Sick!

That is the problem, not whether its hardware is pretty or not.

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