Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

but they have the best OS


They may have had a few years ago. Today? Forget it - Windows 7 is better in almost every aspect. It's faster, more responsive, has far better graphics and audio subsystems, and requires far fewer resources to get there.

Mac OS X has been the neglected child for a while now, and the cracks are starting to show.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Mac OS X software, first and third party, is still better than anything on Windows. Windows has a _long_ way to get the same instance on quality that the Mac software market has. That said, yes, OS X is on its way out in Apple's mind. Nothing major is happening with it and we can only wait until Apple demos 10.7 to see if they have any interest in competing with Win 7 or not.

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

What would happen if 10.7 required app approval like the iPhone? :/

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