Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE: I'm A Little Surprised...
by mrstep on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:22 UTC in reply to "I'm A Little Surprised..."
mrstep
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2009-07-18

It's like woodworking - sure, I get that you can buy really nice lumber and build a cabinet that's made well and not pay a 'furniture tax' to get it all done for you, but there are actually people who just want a nice cabinet delivered. If you don't take that time for shopping around / assembling / troubleshooting into account, then what you're describing is a hobby, which is absolutely fine, but not a really valid comparison.

If you do just want to buy a pre-build machine, then I have to say most PCs are just not as nicely finished, you're choosing battery-life and size tradeoffs, noise, crappy trackpads, etc., and they take more work to keep them going too. And yes, I've built enough machines myself in the past, have done more development on them all than - I'm guessing - the vast majority of people claiming that Apple customers are all non-technical, and just think this 'tax' proposition is totally ridiculous.

6 years without having to do a reinstall / re-image / fight drivers / etc. is actually worth something, you know? Or not - if it's your hobby to fix PC problems. ;)

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