fuck me running. i go to atlanta for 28 hours and this place explodes. ok, here goes:
So was the Commodore AMIGA. Blow me.
...they are NOT the magic machines Macophiles insist they are. They DO crash - the DO lock up. And, as for the song and dance that Machophiles do re: lack of software conflicsw - well HELL - there isn't enough of a variety of software AVAILABLE for the Mac to make conflicts likley!
it goes beyond software. every mac contains EXACTLY THE SAME HARDWARE. as such, apple has to provide support in their OS for only the hardware they have included in the architecture of their machines. in the PC world, MS has to provide support in windows for the hardware used by EVERY PC MANUFACTURER OUT THERE going back 20+ years. it's a very difficult juggling act MS is required to perform, and despite their inadequacies as an OS manufacturer (inadequacies which are not limited only to MS), they do a pretty good job of keeping up with the 10,000,000,000 possible combinations of hardware and/or software their customers might be using. quite an amazing feat, actually. based on the closed architecture of the mac and the convenience apple enjoys of having ONLY to support their chosen architecture, a macintosh should almost NEVER experience a problem. but they do. in other words, based on the afore-described set of development circumstances, 1 mac crash or problem should be viewed to be as embarrassing or disappointing as 10,000 windows problems. spinning beach ball, anyone?
I don't think that Mac is a bad product. Far from it.
you're right about that. the mac as a product is amazing. and it had better be, too. when a company only
has to support THEIR hardware natively in an operating system, it should be a cakewalk to develop an OS in such a controlled environment. my problem with apple is their incessant insistence that a $700 computer (and yes, it's a computer contrary to seemingly popular belief) should cost $2,000. you'd think a mac is powered not by electrons, but by juices, berries, and the laughs of playing children.
- She is one of the few on here who use the "Apple Thingy" (her term)
haha... and you even remember how many times YOU have mentioned this to her. hahaha
...linux, or Ubuntu.
the future of computing, my friend. all free, all open source. the future is not MS. it's not apple.
What no one ever mentions is how little Mac OS has changed over the years.
the reason no one ever mentions it is because it's not true. MacOS has undergone profound changes multiple times, and each time these changes have rendered users of apple's previous architecture the owners of obsolete junk for which apple provides no further support. and i don't mention this as a criticism of apple. rather, it's what has enabled them to write a more modern operating system than windows. microsoft is stuck supporting legacy hardware and software dating back 20 years because windows is primarily a business OS. always was. and businesses demand continued support for their insanely obscure, vertically utilized applications and infrastructure, placing MS in a difficult position. the good news is MS is about to lay the ground work required to emerge from this legacy support hole they've dug for themselves through virtualization. users of windows7 pro, enterprise, and ultimate will experience this. for those who don't understand wtf i'm talking about regarding virtualization in win7, i'll kindly ask that you google it. haha
The Iphone does do a bunch of things but none of them brilliantly.
HHAHHAHAHHAHA, "Mac Techie is an oxymoron anyway" oh man the comedy.
haha, i love your reactions.