Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2007 10:23 UTC, submitted by Francis Kuntz
Mac OS X "No one is unhappy with Mac OS X Version 10.4, known as Tiger. OS X is not an application platform that needed repair, speeding up, or exterior renovation. Motivations for major upgrades of competing system software - roll-ups of an unmanageable number of fixes, because the calendar says it's time, or because users are perceived to have version fatigue - don't apply to OS X. People buy Macs because the platform as a whole is perfect, full stop. Leopard is a rung above perfection. It's taken as rote that the Mac blows away PC users' expectations. Leopard blows away Mac users' expectations, and that's saying a great deal."
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Is this a joke?
by massysett on Tue 4th Dec 2007 14:04 UTC
massysett
Member since:
2007-12-04

"People buy Macs because the platform as a whole is perfect, full stop."

I stopped reading right there. This is a joke, right?

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RE: Is this a joke?
by orfanum on Tue 4th Dec 2007 14:36 in reply to "Is this a joke?"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

People buy Macs because of the hype, because they are sick of Windows (you have to remember that Windows to a lot of people gives them the feeling of being 'back at work' - you may have a clunky company car but a Mac at home is like a little sportster that says everything about you that doesn't get said by asociation with your job) and because it is a definite lifestyle/niche statement.

People leave Macs because of just such PR b*llshit, because of the relative lack of hardware, the OS release cycle pressure, and because after a while it feels more like an ornament than anything else.

*in my experience*!!

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RE[2]: Is this a joke?
by rockwell on Tue 4th Dec 2007 17:09 in reply to "RE: Is this a joke?"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//you may have a clunky company car but a Mac at home is like a little sportster //

More like a six-year-old Ford Escort, based on my 1st-gen Mac Mini. That thing is slower than molasses in January. 1.4 Ghz G4, with 1 GB RAM.

Of course, *in my experience* as well. :-)

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