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: Comment by Tuishimi
by kaiwai on Sat 18th Sep 2010 01:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by Tuishimi"
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I built a Mac Pro Clone for $1500 a year or so ago. It actually ran OS X for awhile, until I had to go Windows for work.

Where you could easily get a iMac to do the same job - if you bought a maxed out iMac, in 4-5 years time it would do its job well over that time span. I'm sure you'll bring about 'piecemeal upgrades' but when you add those up you're no better off at the end of 4-5 years that if you kept with an iMac and did a total replacement.

I'm sitting on my iMac 2.66Ghz, Radeon 2600 HD, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD (upgraded recently) etc. and I could easily see myself using it for another 2 years thus making the total life span 4 years. Thats a pretty good life span for a desktop if you ask me.

There are other wireless routers that come with easy-to-use software. While I have, and use, 4 Apple wireless routers in my home (overkill a little - but we get a lot of radio interference in our area) I would not hesitate to purchase another brand.

Yes, and software that use weird proprietary and buggy drivers when compared to Apple that uses bonjour, CUPS and so on. I have an Airport Extreme upstairs (dual channel) and before that I went through something like 4 routers in a couple of days with each of the routers having some issue with their firmware, signal and so forth. When coupled with the software provided I can share the printers easily, I can share files over AFP where SMB was a complete nightmare being a hit or miss whether other PC's pick up the shares. There are benefits to a vertically integrated business but too bad people ignore those benefits for what they perceive as 'freedom'.

Edited 2010-09-18 01:38 UTC

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