Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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RE[3]: Now that's Sniveling!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Now that's Sniveling! "
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Apple computers have not always been locked up. The Apple II series was very open.


And when did that come out? Every mac I have ever used was locked up. The point is that the ipad isn't a change of pace for the company. The ipad is just a streched out ipod touch.

Just look at what it takes to change the hard drive on the imac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsCTNVEYt8

Or how about how you need a putty knife to change the hard drive on the mac mini
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIiSaunTWWM&feature=related

Apple locks down their computers and devices. More news at 11.

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RE[4]: Now that's Sniveling!
by cerbie on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 06:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Now that's Sniveling! "
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

After the first crack at it (pun intended), the Mac Mini is actually a rather nice design, and easy enough to work on.

That iMac video, however, makes me cringe. Even the worst non-Apple notebooks I've taken apart were nothing like that.

Things like batteries and hard drives aught to be user-replaceable by default. OTOH, that's the main reason I never got an iPod.

Edited 2010-02-03 06:31 UTC

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