Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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RE[3]: Comment by mith
by righard on Tue 18th Aug 2009 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mith"
righard
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2007-12-26

A large part of Apple costumers buys there products because they have enough of Microsoft's shady business practices. They sometimes, quite literarlly see Apple as something resembling the 'light side'.
Therefore news that can break this illusion can be very welcome.
Not to mention, not too much here on OSNews, is fun to read the resulting comments from Apple-fanboys of such articles.

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RE[4]: Comment by mith
by kaiwai on Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by mith"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

A large part of Apple costumers buys there products because they have enough of Microsoft's shady business practices. They sometimes, quite literarlly see Apple as something resembling the 'light side'.
Therefore news that can break this illusion can be very welcome.
Not to mention, not too much here on OSNews, is fun to read the resulting comments from Apple-fanboys of such articles.


For me, I don't care about practices; I just want a product that works out of the box with minimum fuss and bother - Apple provides me with that product. If Microsoft could provide a superior experience, I'd use that. if Novell could do the same thing, I'd move to them.

I have no loyalty - I go with what ever does the job. Maybe instead of an anti-Apple or anti-Microsoft vendetta, you used some of that pent up frustration to educate end users of alternatives so that their software repotoi extends beyond the big 4-5 software companies.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

So since you don't care about business practices which give you a nifty product to buy; child labor and dangerous work conditions wouldn't be an issue for you? You'd be ok with promoting such business practices by throwing more money at companies which do that sort of thing?

I'm not saying that this is what Apple is doing; I suggest it as an example of what "I don't care how the company does it long as I get my shinny thingy" leads.

I don't promote companies which build single OS targeted hardware unless no other option exists for that device type. I don't promote how MS does business unless they provide the only viable option for a software need. I don't promote companies known to employ unfair trade practices outside of computers either. I'd rather give my money to a company which demonstrates traits I can agree with. But, how you spend your money and what business practices you promote, of course, your own decision as a consumer.

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