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[5]: I'm A Little Surprised...
by aledujke on Fri 17th Sep 2010 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm A Little Surprised..."
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+ The MacBook Pros Aluminum uni-body enclosure for durability and weight.
uni-body? It feels solid as it is. No really. you make it sound like it's a ugly looking and poor quality which it is not. It is durable.

+ No Bluetooth Standard (It is listed as an option)
20$!!! for internal bt... okay so price is not 1200 it's 1220$

+ No Firewire 800
-Srsly? You buy mac for firewire? Why do you need it? I never saw a pc laptop with firewire... it's a mac thing. Only practical use for this would be for old camcorders and external harddrives - made by apple. The newer camcorders (for few years now) all have USB interface.

+ No Long-life extended battery.
-Battery is good what is not is power saving techniques. Like having switchable graphics. But having more than 3hrs of battery life is more than 90% ppl. would need.

+ No Illuminated keyboard and ambient light sensor.
-The keyboard is illuminated and I'm not sure about ambient light sensor.

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There are things that you get with the MacBook Pro that you do not get with the DELL and the other way round too.
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Yes that's true. But the price you pay for what you get with mac is too high. That's what we (pro pc guys) are saying. And since you clearly say otherwise I'm not sure we can continue this -_- It will become "It is!"/"It's not!" discussion >.>

My personal opinion here is: Mac is overpriced. And apple is the company that makes me want to destroy beautiful things ._. Yeah they revolutionized some things like OP said... but the article focused only on the good side of things. Like the app market. It's a neat concept. But I do not like the way apple has made it. They way they fuck things up for developers. Op said that developers get a neat percentage. But apple until recently did not allow ads inside of apps (unless you use their ads platform?). why not!? Because they are greedy. They fucked adobe over by not allowing 3rd party developers tools. Yeah I know since few days ago they do. But years have passed since the app store was started. They do not allow flash because they do not want to allow you to be able to play flash games from sites like kongregate and miniclip. They want you to buy them from their app store. And they make excuses like flash is not good for the battery... yeah right!

As for iTunes store...also a neat concept but since it's apple's child it comes with fairplay. And I do not like it because of that.

The reason why apple succeeds is because they are the best choice for folks who do not understand that "T3h Ultimate screen saver collection volume 135" downlaoded from thepiratebay is probably full of viruses. The ppl. who do not care that their music is drm protected. And the ppl. who have trouble with networking it seems. Not all of them are like this. Mac is a productive machine it's just very expensive compared to the machine that can offer same productivity but is a pc.

I use Linux as a web developer for my job because I'm most productive under it. I play games from windows 7 on my desktop computer and I surf the internet without fear for viruses because I avoid the shit when I see it. And guess what!? I do not need to reinstall anything every 6 months like most ppl. would do. And I upgrade my pc on some 2-3 years average. when I invest some ~600 euros into new parts.

Shit! I'm nerdraging now...

bah I do not want to be part of this discussion anymore... I feel like we are worlds apart here. Whatever good you see in apple (to me) is overclouded by bad things apple does.

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