Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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Still apple for me
by leos on Wed 28th Mar 2012 16:19 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

For a couple reasons I still prefer the apple products.

1. OSX. Win 7 is good, but it's still a lot more hassle than OSX. First of all, it's very difficult to find a windows computer that doesn't come with a million little utilities by the makers of the components. If you install clean, you have to install the drivers, which are often bundled with those idiotic utilities. The application model is just way cleaner in OSX. No endless installs, and with the app store, one central place for updates.
Window management is a little better in Win7, but the gap is closing. Better resizing in 10.7, and the fullscreen option is making it closer and closer. Also the direction for Windows 8 is not promising, while for 10.8 it looks very nice. The idea of a having completely separate environments for full screen apps is stupid. In OSX you can seamlessly switch applications to and from full screen mode. So much cleaner.

2. The hardware. I still think it's just better. Like the phenomenal trackpad (this might be a software thing, but I really do prefer the trackpad to the mouse for most things). The little details that just make me happy to use my computer, instead of it being a chore. Hard to explain, but when I got an iMac for a contract, I switched to it full time from my much more powerful desktop running Win7. It's just nicer.

Edited 2012-03-28 16:21 UTC

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