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[2]: Comment by dvhh
by _txf_ on Sat 18th Sep 2010 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dvhh"
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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[3]: Comment by dvhh
by nt_jerkface on Sun 19th Sep 2010 02:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dvhh"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Here's a reason:

OSX requires buying at minimum a $700 computer from one company that comes in one color just to run it.

I'm pretty critical of Linux when it comes to usability but the loon crowd can certainly claim the high crowd when it comes to being milked.

Oh and I find it quite funny that people who paid over a grand and a half for those G4 macs didn't get corporate support for nearly as long as Windows and now don't have even close the community support as Linux.

People who use Windows or Linux also don't have to pay for OS updates.

So yea I can think of a few reasons actually.

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RE[4]: Comment by dvhh
by NeoX on Sun 19th Sep 2010 03:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by dvhh"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19


OSX requires buying at minimum a $700 computer from one company that comes in one color just to run it.


Well, I bought a barely used MacMini for $100 recently and upgraded the HD and RAM with spares and it is a speedy little system. You can find used intel minis for pretty cheap. You can also get refurbed units from Apple starting at $500.


I'm pretty critical of Linux when it comes to usability but the loon crowd can certainly claim the high crowd when it comes to being milked.


I don't feel like I have been milked just because I wanted an Apple. I got what I wanted. Ok if it was $100 or $200 cheaper that would have been great but for what I got, when I got it I could only have saved a coupe hundred and bought an HP that was bulkier louder and no OS X. No thanks, it is worth the $200 more I paid.


People who use Windows or Linux also don't have to pay for OS updates.


Since when are Windows OS updates FREE? Oh if you mean bug fixes and service packs then that is free but Windows 7 was certainly not a FREE or discounted update from Vista and there are many windows users that believe that MS should have done the OS X Snow Leopard deal and charged a nominal fee to upgrade from Vista to Win 7. Nope, Full price.

If you are talking about major updates then that is what 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, etc.. are. Why shouldn't they cost money?
Apple does not charge for service pack type updates. There have been 4 service pack type updates since 10.6 came out and a few security updates.

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RE[3]: Comment by dvhh
by dvhh on Sun 19th Sep 2010 12:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dvhh"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Let me clarify my frustration when using mac apple computers, as nice as they are and as close as they are from any unix based system, they are designed for mac user which expect some behavior from mouse and keyboard (especially the home/end keys ) , I understand that there is some tweaks available, but I won't force my habits on someone I'm suppose to help.

And note that I'm complaining equally about every OS, they all have their flaws, they are designed to sacrifice something in order to acheive the targeted user goal, and I'm somewhat ok with that.

Applications weren't the issue ( but you can admit that Apple developed software are way more used than opensource/third party one on apple hardware ).

But the thing that I'm complaining the most is very good engineering company shooting themselves in the foot for the sake of marketing (sony and apple are among the top culprit here).

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