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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by dvhh on Sat 18th Sep 2010 04:37 UTC
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The article was a very nice view of Apple, well written.
For the challenge I would like an article as nice for microsoft.

But to put it again, Apple product have very little to do with computer enthusiast that like to tinker their software and computer, so considering the current trend of computer being more and more widespread, they are adapted to most of the people. I would say that price is not really the issue, sure apple device are expensive, but considering the effort they put into marketing and user friendly-ness, I think the price is right. Plus the Mac culture almost push commercial software dev to publish very polished software.

Windows & linux falls into the less user friendly part, as they mostly target developers,and people who are less afraid of tinkering their system,software. With that regard, windows user could often accept sub standard stability as long as it get the job done. And most linux user are happy with continuously developed software ( the concept of installing nightly builds became very popular with linux ).

Apple OS targeted softwares might seem cramped in functionalities (very little options), but they usually do their things right for the intended result.
Microsoft OS targeted softwares are usually overwhelming with (unused and buggy) features (which are here for the 5% case of what if).
Linux OS targeted software is still a mixed bag of usability, but it is not unusual to use 'man' or hand edit some files in /etc/.

So Apple product are not that bad, and are indeed very good ( if not best ) for computer illiterates.
As a linux/windows user using a Mac, frustrates me to no end, but I would 75% of the time advise people to buy a mac (yes I consider that 25% of my friend are computer literate enough to use windows at home).

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