Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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I've been thinking about buying a Mac too
by nej_simon on Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:11 UTC
nej_simon
Member since:
2011-02-11

I've been looking for a way to leave the windows platform, especially now since Windows 8 is so disappointing. Linux doesn't cut it so OSX is the only option. If it wasn't for Apple's stupid lawsuit and patent abuse I would have gotten a Mac already, but as it is I just can't support a company that behave that way.

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abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

You will probably be hard pushed to use a system (or components) from a company that has not been involved in the patent lawsuit game.

If the Apple situation in particular grips you then so be it, but don't believe they are the lone bad guy here.

The only places I can't imagine have brought patent lawsuits are the linux distros but whatever hardware you run on, you'll fall into that.

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nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Apple is one of the worst companies at least. I don't know many other technology companies that engage in such ridiculous patent litigations to hinder fair competition. Microsoft in second worst IMO which is why I don't want to use their products either.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I've been looking for a way to leave the windows platform, especially now since Windows 8 is so disappointing. Linux doesn't cut it so OSX is the only option. If it wasn't for Apple's stupid lawsuit and patent abuse I would have gotten a Mac already, but as it is I just can't support a company that behave that way.

You mean as opposed to Microsoft demanding royalties for every Android device sold? Microsoft and Apple are both equally awful when it comes to their legal dealings. Microsoft is a bit more behind the scenes about it, that's all.

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nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

"I've been looking for a way to leave the windows platform, especially now since Windows 8 is so disappointing. Linux doesn't cut it so OSX is the only option. If it wasn't for Apple's stupid lawsuit and patent abuse I would have gotten a Mac already, but as it is I just can't support a company that behave that way.

You mean as opposed to Microsoft demanding royalties for every Android device sold? Microsoft and Apple are both equally awful when it comes to their legal dealings. Microsoft is a bit more behind the scenes about it, that's all.
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Why do you think I want to leave the windows platform?

Anyway I get Windows for free from MSDNAA and I don't develop for windows so they don't get anything back for giving it to me for free. Besides Apple has proven lately that they're worse than Microsoft.

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