Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:24 UTC, submitted by Tom Dickens
Apple "It's not that I despise Apple or the wonderful products it showcases year after year, but the fact that almost every first generation Apple product has serious quality assurance issues bugs me beyond belief. Let's take a look at two of Apple's most successful products, the company's portable music player and its notebook series."
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In a nutshell
by rockwell on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:56 UTC
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

//Let's take a look at two of Apple's most successful products ...//

Kinda says it all, eh? They're successful, *despite* the fact the "first gen" releases "sucked."

I don't buy Apple products (price/performance doesn't measure up for me) ... but I gotta hand it to them. At least they get the frickin' things out the door, and don't delay launches forever *cough* Vista *cough*.

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RE: In a nutshell
by BluenoseJake on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:25 in reply to "In a nutshell"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Except it took them near 10 years to get a replacement for the old MacOS, how quickly people forget

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RE[2]: In a nutshell
by ApproachingZero on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:30 in reply to "RE: In a nutshell"
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2005-11-10

Except it took them near 10 years to get a replacement for the old MacOS, how quickly people forget

Yes, the company drifted like a ship without a captain or a compass in the years Jobs was absent. It's not so much that we've forgotten those years as that we have actively blocked them out of our concious memories. It's a protective mechanism built into the brain to protect us from traumatic events.

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RE[2]: In a nutshell
by JustAnotherMacUser on Thu 1st Jun 2006 19:41 in reply to "RE: In a nutshell"
JustAnotherMacUser Member since:
2006-01-08

Except it took them near 10 years to get a replacement for the old MacOS, how quickly people forget

But they saw the need to change and Microsoft hasn't.

It was a hell of gamble at the time and it paid off, now Linux and Vista is copying it.

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RE[2]: In a nutshell
by chlordane on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 01:34 in reply to "RE: In a nutshell"
chlordane Member since:
2006-05-11

and yet people keep bashing OS X like its crap, when the REAL problem in this software industry is MICROSOFT....

Unix is the superior OS, Unix runs the internet, and that my friends will not change.....

What has Microsoft brought to the table other than SERIOUS flaws...?
They DO NOT inovate, they copy...since day one...current example: Vista has a very Mac OS X look, dont you think.....?

http://www.softpedia.com/screenshots//Universal-Vista-Inspirat-Bric...

Ten years, yeah, at least they went to a solid SLIM core...

BSD is just better....

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RE[2]: In a nutshell
by atsureki on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 05:46 in reply to "RE: In a nutshell"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

I feel like I should disagree with you, but I can't tell that you said anything. Why shouldn't people forget about OS9? We're talking about what's new.

If you want to talk track records, Apple's gonna be hard to beat. If you want to say Microsoft is better, don't bring up track records.

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RE: In a nutshell
by eggs on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:32 in reply to "In a nutshell"
eggs Member since:
2006-01-23

They are so secretive with up coming products how do you know there aren't delays? Everything they make could be delayed a year and a half and you would know because Apple doesn't tell anyone until the day before its released.

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RE[2]: In a nutshell
by rockwell on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:37 in reply to "RE: In a nutshell"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//Everything they make could be delayed a year and a half and you would know because Apple doesn't tell anyone until the day before its released.//

so ... then ... it's really not an issue, is it? How the hell can anyone complain about Apple delaying product releases, if nobody knows the release schedule?

Or, would it be better the MS way, esp. with Vista.

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