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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Fair enough, but I wasn't trying to impress, I'm a mental midget compared to many of the folks here, just trying to point out that my article was no advertisement, the points I raise aren't "theory" and I'm no Apple fanboy who's just out to stir things up.

My computer is just a tool but the combination of light weight, performance, specs, durability, ease of use and the combination of OS X, Fusion, Windows 7, Linux and both paid and free or open source software have left me more satisfied and more productive than any other time in my 30 years of computers.

Admittedly, that means that I sometimes have to compromise and give up a little flexibility for ease of use, or pay for a commercial application because a free or open source application can do only 85% of the job, or I need better documentation or faster support.

As I've told others here, it's an awesome time for technology, 20 years ago open source wasn't even much of an option, it was public domain, shareware or commercial applications. The wall between Macs and PCs was so tall that one wouldn't talk to the other. And we can't forget that the first Mac and PC were $10,000 each!

Today we have more choices than ever in history. Expensive PCs, cheap PCs, free OSs, paid OSs, free apps, commercial apps, open standards and proprietary technologies. If one wants play exclusively in the open, non-proprietary world it's practical now but probably wasn't five years ago. But quite a few others are willing to compromise some freedom for convenience and ease of use. Me, I guess I'm a pragmatist, use the most efficient tool for the job.

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