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 Tuishimi
by Tuishimi on Tue 21st Sep 2010 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tuishimi"
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"I built a Mac Pro Clone for $1500 a year or so ago. It actually ran OS X for awhile, until I had to go Windows for work.

Where you could easily get a iMac to do the same job - if you bought a maxed out iMac, in 4-5 years time it would do its job well over that time span. I'm sure you'll bring about 'piecemeal upgrades' but when you add those up you're no better off at the end of 4-5 years that if you kept with an iMac and did a total replacement.

See? Right here you are making assumptions that you know what I need or don't need to do my job. And it is OFF-TOPIC to boot. I said I built a mac pro clone for $1500 and suddenly you are off saying I don't need a mac pro (even tho' at this point you have no idea what I do for a living) and could do my job more cheaply with an imac. Well here is some more news for you... what are the price ranges for the iMac? For the second range iMac I built something more powerful (and yes, powerful in the sense that it has much more disk space, a CPU that can handle more threads at a time, double the ram, etc.)

I'm sitting on my iMac 2.66Ghz, Radeon 2600 HD, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD (upgraded recently) etc. and I could easily see myself using it for another 2 years thus making the total life span 4 years. Thats a pretty good life span for a desktop if you ask me.

That's awesome! I am so happy for you! Really. Again, what's that have to do with me building a mac pro clone for $1500?

Yes, and software that use weird proprietary and buggy drivers when compared to Apple that uses bonjour, CUPS and so on.

You mean weird proprietary code/drivers that fit with Windows, the virtually ubiquitous operating system in most of the civilized world?

I have an Airport Extreme upstairs (dual channel) and before that I went through something like 4 routers in a couple of days with each of the routers having some issue with their firmware, signal and so forth.

You seem to be an unlucky fellow as I cannot count on one hand the hardware failures I've had with my computers over the past 15 years. All the computers I've built and the Macs I've owned prior to the current set have been given to family members or sold on craigslist or ebay for a fair sum. I still have my scallop-shaped airport from at least 6 years ago. I also have an HP scanner and my wife has an HP PSC that are at least 3 years old. They still work. I guess I should consider myself lucky.

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