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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Comment by dvhh
by dvhh on Sat 18th Sep 2010 04:37 UTC
dvhh
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2006-03-20

The article was a very nice view of Apple, well written.
For the challenge I would like an article as nice for microsoft.

But to put it again, Apple product have very little to do with computer enthusiast that like to tinker their software and computer, so considering the current trend of computer being more and more widespread, they are adapted to most of the people. I would say that price is not really the issue, sure apple device are expensive, but considering the effort they put into marketing and user friendly-ness, I think the price is right. Plus the Mac culture almost push commercial software dev to publish very polished software.

Windows & linux falls into the less user friendly part, as they mostly target developers,and people who are less afraid of tinkering their system,software. With that regard, windows user could often accept sub standard stability as long as it get the job done. And most linux user are happy with continuously developed software ( the concept of installing nightly builds became very popular with linux ).

Apple OS targeted softwares might seem cramped in functionalities (very little options), but they usually do their things right for the intended result.
Microsoft OS targeted softwares are usually overwhelming with (unused and buggy) features (which are here for the 5% case of what if).
Linux OS targeted software is still a mixed bag of usability, but it is not unusual to use 'man' or hand edit some files in /etc/.

So Apple product are not that bad, and are indeed very good ( if not best ) for computer illiterates.
As a linux/windows user using a Mac, frustrates me to no end, but I would 75% of the time advise people to buy a mac (yes I consider that 25% of my friend are computer literate enough to use windows at home).

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RE: Comment by dvhh
by NeoX on Sat 18th Sep 2010 21:38 in reply to "Comment by dvhh"
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2006-02-19


So Apple product are not that bad, and are indeed very good ( if not best ) for computer illiterates.
As a linux/windows user using a Mac, frustrates me to no end, but I would 75% of the time advise people to buy a mac (yes I consider that 25% of my friend are computer literate enough to use windows at home).


If you don't understand and know how to really get under the hood of the Unix side of OSX then I can understand how you would feel like OS X can't be for geeks that like to tinker. I feel there is far more tinkering one can do with OS X then can be done on Windows. Think about all the open source software, servers etc available to the Unix part of OS X. It is amazing how many things you can install and do from the command line. Plus all the built-in tools, such as Curl for FTP on the command line and for scripting, CUPS, and on and on. I have quite a few apps that I wrote to automate some of the powerful command line apps that are installed as part of OS X. Fun stuff for a tweaker!

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RE[2]: Comment by dvhh
by _txf_ on Sat 18th Sep 2010 22:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by dvhh"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Indeed. There is no reason somebody who claims to be a linux user could complain about osx. A lot of the time linux apps can be ported to osx fairly easily, doubly so if they are command line apps.

Even if they don't use the command line a lot, one can clearly see the resemblance between gnome and aqua.

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RE[2]: Comment by dvhh
by dvhh on Sun 19th Sep 2010 12:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by dvhh"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20


If you don't understand and know how to really get under the hood of the Unix side of OSX then I can understand how you would feel like OS X can't be for geeks that like to tinker. I feel there is far more tinkering one can do with OS X then can be done on Windows. Think about all the open source software, servers etc available to the Unix part of OS X. It is amazing how many things you can install and do from the command line. Plus all the built-in tools, such as Curl for FTP on the command line and for scripting, CUPS, and on and on. I have quite a few apps that I wrote to automate some of the powerful command line apps that are installed as part of OS X. Fun stuff for a tweaker!


the point is that 99% of macOSX user don't bother at all, because that is far from the mac user culture (as much a writing a virus/trojan for a mac )

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