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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Shkaba
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2006-06-22

Well, without trying to be to dismissive or arrogant, I honestly think you would have to work 24/7 for a number of years to get close to the number of projects that I've finished. And no, I am still not impressed. You sound like you just discovered something that was there for a number of years?!

I can do more with my phone, then you can with your mac, and to top it, I do not have to say thank you to anyone of them. None of them gave me anything for free. But I do get royally pissed off when someone tries to tell me what I can and can't do with the things that I OWN, or what tools I can use, and such.

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NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

Well, without trying to be to dismissive or arrogant, I honestly think you would have to work 24/7 for a number of years to get close to the number of projects that I've finished. And no, I am still not impressed. You sound like you just discovered something that was there for a number of years?!

I can do more with my phone, then you can with your mac, and to top it, I do not have to say thank you to anyone of them. None of them gave me anything for free. But I do get royally pissed off when someone tries to tell me what I can and can't do with the things that I OWN, or what tools I can use, and such.


But you do sound arrogant, whether or not you were trying!

So you must pretty much hate the cell phone industry as they are constantly enforcing their rules and telling us how we can use the device we paid for. You must also hate Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for making video game consoles that can only play the games they say you can play.

Hey don't get me wrong, I agree with you to some extent, but I am not going to get all angry and make comments about how many more projects I can complete then you and try to make you feel stupid for what you happen to enjoy or how you happen to feel productive.

There is not much you can do about the leashes that the corporations put on the products they make. At least not if you want to actually use the product.

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

So you must pretty much hate the cell phone industry as they are constantly enforcing their rules and telling us how we can use the device we paid for. You must also hate Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for making video game consoles that can only play the games they say you can play.


Unlike most fanboys who see the world in black and white, I see shades of grey. I don't have an issue with purchasing commercial software or hardware, or even paying for service. I don't hate any commercial entity. I do have an opinion about all of them. Some are neutral, some flattering and some not so flattering. It is called democracy. And you are entitled to have them, too. I do consider Apple to be VERY unethical for reasons I've listed in my previous posts which you've, obviously, chosen to ignore. Like I said it is a democracy (unless Jobs has it his way). Bottom line is that all corporations adjust their position depending on the mood of the consumers, and Apple will do the same. I think they are starting to feel the heat a little bit and reacting accordingly (giving bumpers for free, relaxing developer agreement). Apple's inherent weakness is that release cycle that they have, does not adhere well with improvement cycle in hardware. They are too long. As for the other issues, well, market will provide plenty lessons for them to learn.

but I am not going to get all angry and make comments about how many more projects I can complete then you and try to make you feel stupid for what you happen to enjoy or how you happen to feel productive.


This part does not deserve a reply as you are completely wrong in assuming that I got angry and dissed a kid. I was merely annoyed a little bit by frequent flaunting of "hey look at my setup..." when there is not much to look at. Virtualization has been around for quite a while now, multibooting even longer. I'm glad for the kid, as he doesn't have to punch cards in order to load his program in a computer as I had to do back in the day, but that doesn't mean I have to share his enthusiasm about not so new technology

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mjhi11 Member since:
2009-08-15

Fair enough, but I wasn't trying to impress, I'm a mental midget compared to many of the folks here, just trying to point out that my article was no advertisement, the points I raise aren't "theory" and I'm no Apple fanboy who's just out to stir things up.

My computer is just a tool but the combination of light weight, performance, specs, durability, ease of use and the combination of OS X, Fusion, Windows 7, Linux and both paid and free or open source software have left me more satisfied and more productive than any other time in my 30 years of computers.

Admittedly, that means that I sometimes have to compromise and give up a little flexibility for ease of use, or pay for a commercial application because a free or open source application can do only 85% of the job, or I need better documentation or faster support.

As I've told others here, it's an awesome time for technology, 20 years ago open source wasn't even much of an option, it was public domain, shareware or commercial applications. The wall between Macs and PCs was so tall that one wouldn't talk to the other. And we can't forget that the first Mac and PC were $10,000 each!

Today we have more choices than ever in history. Expensive PCs, cheap PCs, free OSs, paid OSs, free apps, commercial apps, open standards and proprietary technologies. If one wants play exclusively in the open, non-proprietary world it's practical now but probably wasn't five years ago. But quite a few others are willing to compromise some freedom for convenience and ease of use. Me, I guess I'm a pragmatist, use the most efficient tool for the job.

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