Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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boldingd
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2009-02-19

This is exactly the reason why Apple products are more expensive, not just because of their pretty looks, but their decisions not to cut corners as many of their Windows "partners" often do.


I and my family have owned several HP machines, some of which have vastly out-lived our Apple machines. My brother has a six-year-old H.P. lap-top that's still going strong. My titanium powerbook had two motherboards die in 18 months. My Mom's (much newer) iBook had an HD death in about the same time-frame (12 to 18 months). I do not buy, and have never bought, that Apple's hardware is "so incredibly much betters." It's an idea that Apple has worked hard to embed in people's minds, "one of the reasons you're paying so much more for our product, is that our hardware is better," but it has no correlation to reality.

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Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

i have a mac lc from 1992 that still works without problems

Edited 2009-07-31 21:26 UTC

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

i have a mac lc from 1992 that still works without problems

That's great, but I'm afraid it means nothing with respect to what the OP said. In an age where Macs use standard, cheap PC hardware, and in many cases really cheap, inferior and slower hardware than you'll find elsewhere, the whole 'Mac quality' thing is a total myth. Open any Mac desktop and you will find the slowest Western Digital they could lay their hands on.

Edited 2009-08-01 00:32 UTC

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