Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 21:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Mac OS X "OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer, and which complement Apple hardware. In fact, you can't (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac, so the two are forever entwined - and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don't have. Join us as we explore the world's most beautiful operating system and find out how Apple created it." Slightly nauseating hyperbole aside (I find Mac OS X bland and grey thank you very much), it's an interesting article.
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Do they have a patent on their own truth now?
by mbit on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:46 UTC
mbit
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2009-07-29

"OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer"
No, it has not.

"... and which complement Apple hardware."
Equally slow? ;)

"In fact, you can't (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac"
Yes you can.

"... so the two are forever entwined"
So, no they are not.

"... and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don't have."
So, it doesn't.

"Join us as we explore the world's most beautiful operating system and find out how Apple created it."
Except they didn't.

I like OS X and it has many upsides, but this is just funny ;)

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Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Why the downvotes?

"OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer"
No, it has not.


Agreed, they have a few neat ideas in there but it has not "redefined" anything. And it has a few rotten ones too - using Finder to navigate my drives makes me "cry evertim".

"... and which complement Apple hardware."
Equally slow? ;)


It's mostly generic PC hardware - they just support less devices, nothing "magical" and "amazing" about that.

"In fact, you can't (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac"
Yes you can.

"... so the two are forever entwined"
So, no they are not.


Agreed. Apple might not "like it" but there are no laws in my country that forbid me from using a product I paid for.

"... and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don't have."
So, it doesn't.


I think it kind of does since no other large PC manufacturer bothered to create their own OS? It is a selling point after all.

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