Linked by David Adams on Sun 24th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Apple Being the brains behind Microsoft has made Bill Gates the wealthiest guy in the world. So he can pretty much afford to buy his kids any gadgets they want. However, Apple devices are banned in the Gates’ house. This is surprisingly not a rule set by Bill Gates. Melinda Gates has made it very clear in an interview with The New York Times that she does not allow Apple hardware in the house. If the kids want an iPod they’ll have to settle for a Zune instead.
Permalink for comment 447037
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Wise Move
by polaris20 on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:13 UTC in reply to "Wise Move"
Member since:

I refuse to purchase or install any Apple product, as they are complete shit.
iPods need rockbox to be made useful, the iPhone needs gaolbreaking to be made useful, iTunes is seriously ugly (as is the rest of their brushed aluminium rubbish), and quicktime is essentially malware.

Every Apple product has at least one superior alternative.
iPod? Archos media player.
iTunes? Foobar2000
iMac? Linux/Windows custom build.
quicktime? VLC.
iPhone? Android, MeeGo, WinMo7, Blackberry, WebOS.

An incredibly narcissistic viewpoint common on iPods need Rockbox? Not really. They're MP3 players. They play audio files, and they do it well for an enormous number of people.

iPhones need to be jailbroken to be useful? No, not for millions upon millions of people.

Superior alternatives? Some are valid, some are hysterically funny. Archos? WebOS? Meego? Blackberry? Really? And have you even personally used WinPhone7?

The point is, sheer numbers don't make a product right; however neither does blind hatred of Apple make them the wrong products for people either.

Your post reads like a sour grapes user experience who goes out of their way to replicate the functionality of Apple products without using Apple products. That's fine, whatever works for you.

But I seriously have to laugh when I see posts like yours, because it's so blindingly obvious you're trolling against Apple as much as Apple evangelists troll for Apple. Neither party is a member of reality.

Reply Parent Score: 2