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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RE: What annoys me...
by JustAnotherMacUser on Thu 1st Jun 2006 19:28 UTC in reply to "What annoys me..."
JustAnotherMacUser
Member since:
2006-01-08

Apparently your not comfortable enough being a "early adopter" of new products, not everyone is.

I used Apple's products for over 21 years and I can tell you their products and customer support is above whatever else is available in the computer industry.

Sometimes you might get a person on a bad day, sometimes you may get a glitchy product, but in my experience it's rare and not widespread whatsoever.

In 21 years I only had a few hard drives and mice die on me. Only one virus 17 years ago, not one cent went to anti-virus software. I spend 99% of my lifetime using the computer instead of it using using me.

Some machines were not up to my expectations, some needed improvement, some couldn't be improved because it would result in not putting out a product at all.

But they always worked, and worked so well that these little glitches were well worth overlooking. The other option was the abortion of a PC running Windows with daily headaches, viruses, anti-virus software hobbling CPU's, update problems etc.

So you tried a Mac and it wasn't the picture of computer nirvana you expected, fine. But your onetime experience is no way reflective of what experienced users of both platforms know.

And it just so happens PC Magazine and Consumer Reports both report the same thing. Mac's are simply better overall.

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RE[2]: What annoys me...
by Simba on Thu 1st Jun 2006 19:54 in reply to "RE: What annoys me..."
Simba Member since:
2005-10-08

> Apparently your not comfortable enough being a "early adopter" of
> new products, not everyone is.

I am very comfortable being an early adopter. What I am not comfortable with is Apple not standing behind their design / manufacturing defects and claiming no problem exist when it clearly does.

> So you tried a Mac and it wasn't the picture of computer nirvana
> you expected, fine.

You assume this is my first Mac. It's not. I've owned them in the past, and up until now, have been pretty happy.

> Mac's are simply better overall.

Macs are built with the same commodity components as PCs these dayss. They are not better. Only difference is that as Apple's manufacturing costs have gone down because of cheaper components, they have raised their prices to their customers instead of lower them like every other sensible computer maker has done.

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RE[2]: What annoys me...
by rockwell on Thu 1st Jun 2006 20:40 in reply to "RE: What annoys me..."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//Only one virus 17 years ago, not one cent went to anti-virus software.//

I've spent not one dime on AV since 2001 -- not as long as your 17 years, but there are good, free, A/V softwares out there (AVG, Clam, Antivir, etc.) for Windows.

// I spend 99% of my lifetime using the computer instead of it using using me. //

99% of yer life has been spent in front a computer? You need to get out more.

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RE[3]: What annoys me...
by chlordane on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 01:54 in reply to "RE[2]: What annoys me..."
chlordane Member since:
2006-05-11

// I spend 99% of my lifetime using the computer instead of it using using me. //

He probably does, with Mac in his house...

Just buy what ever the hell you want and stop bashing each other, man....

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