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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Not convincing article
by vezhlys on Fri 17th Sep 2010 07:44 UTC
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It is quite strange to read about revolutionized networking. I can do everything mentioned in any Windows box easily too and I guess not to much later or even earlier than Mac offered that. Maybe I just don't understand something (yes, I've used Mac but I didn't see anything radically different in network usage)?

Move to Intel processors was wise by business point of view. Still I feel quite disappointed that PowerPC failed in desktop. However, Intel Mac has much more restrictions than any PC if you want to try other OS natively.

Fair pricing? It just nonsense. I agree that they assemble a good quality PCs (you maybe have lower chances to run into problems with software or hardware, though that is questionable) and their design is beautiful however if you encounter some problems with hardware for example in mac mini what can you do? You need special tools to dismount it or need to go to support... You'll never have such problem with your assembled PC. They are cheaper to build too. Finally, my all PCs works without problems still too, even Pentium I from 1998. I had very little hardware problems in more than 10 years. If you are a normal user you don't need to reinstall Windows or Linux every year. They work ok as long as you use them.

I can't say much about App store or music as I don't buy much apps and music. However, I agree that idea to offer separate song in internet for fair price instead of whole albums is a very good idea (if it was Apple idea).

So in conclusion, I still don't see what they brought new and useful to IT industry in past 10 or more years except some interesting usability features in Mac OS X. They have modern OS but they must to have it if they want to stay in this business. And still you often can find some dump restrictions and usage policies because Steve Jobs wants so...

Edited 2010-09-17 07:46 UTC

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