Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE: I concur..
by earksiinni on Thu 27th Sep 2012 21:55 UTC in reply to "I concur.."
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Not really. Thom's been pretty "anti-corporate" overall, Apple just happens to be extra obnoxious. Most of the bashing is against iOS related things anyway. And also you're confusing a quantitative difference for a qualitative difference. Purchasing from a patent troll doesn't mean that their patent trolling is inexcusable (just as loving, say, a son who has become a thief does not condone his crime), it means that the importance of having a reliable tool to earn a living > the importance of enforcing corporate responsibility by voting with Euros. I think he made it clear from the article that it is not choice that he made with particular relish.

I write this having reverted my MacBook to OS X from Slackware because I had the exact same realization as Thom and have also been holding out because of the exact same reservations about Apple. Fiddling around in smb.conf and fstab trying to get shares to work properly is the last thing I need when an important piece of work is due tomorrow and the file is on my home server.

That said, I trust my own hands more than any OEM to build quality desktops.

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