Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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People Don't Get It
by darknerd on Mon 26th Oct 2009 04:02 UTC
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Apple is about quality and want to deliver the best quality behind their products. This sharply contrasts toward Microsoft that goes for quantity. That is the perspective that they are taking.

Many want to reposition Apple into another market, but that is not how Apple wants to position themselves, and at this point, they are highly successful in their positioning. So why rock the boat? They have a limited number of resources for R&D, and they are expanding OS development into iPhone platform. They aren't ready to tackle with the plethora of platforms out there, especially dealing with some types that ship broken hardware these days that Microsoft has to deal with. This R&D for workarounds and the SQA testing for configuration testing with third parties is enormous. At some day Apple may scale into the mass market of hardware platforms, but at this point they cannot.

For now though, they want to protect their image and market position as delivering the best user experience, and using Mac OS X on hardware that might be subpar, riddled with known defects, they will just avoid it altogether.

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