Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by pantheraleo on Wed 8th Jun 2011 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
pantheraleo
Member since:
2007-03-07

I've had Linux break. I've had Windows break. I've had MacOS break.


I've had MacOS break as well. One morning, it simply refused to boot, and kept giving me a strange hard disk error. I called AppleCare and told them the error it was giving me, and they were worse than useless. They told me to take to Apple store and get the hard disk replaced because it was dead, even though I knew it was not because Apple's hardware diagnostics said there was nothing wrong with it, and I could access the hard disk just fine by mounting it from a Linux boot disk with HFS+ support.

I finally gave up on trying to figure out how to fix it after I could find no info on Google either about what the error meant or how to fix it, backed up my files, wiped the disk, and reinstalled OS X. That resolved the problem and it hasn't had any disk problems since.

So bottom line, it was definitely an OS X issue that not even Apple itself knew how to resolve.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Eh AppleCare != Apple. I'm certain someone at Apple Inc knew how to fix it, but getting that information out of them can be tough, AppleCare or not.

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RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by pantheraleo on Wed 8th Jun 2011 15:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Eh AppleCare != Apple. I'm certain someone at Apple Inc knew how to fix it, but getting that information out of them can be tough, AppleCare or not.


Oh, I'm sure someone at Apple would have been able to tell me what is wrong. But getting the problem escalated to an OS bootstrap engineer at Apple is nearly impossible.

Also, whatever happened was apparently odd enough that even Google didn't know anything about it. Don't remember anymore what the error message was. But Google knew nothing about it.

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