That's a bogus complaint. What if it was your hard drive that crashed?
Everyone should have a backup drive.
Besides, Apple won't replace the computer, they'll replace the logic board. Chances are your data will remain intact.
Fact: Apple's DRM works on Macs and Windows
Fract: Microsoft's DRM does not.
If Apple did what the lawsuit suggested, they could then be sued for locking out Mac users.
The fact is that if you want to buy other players, then you should purchase your music where it supports them. Nobody forced you to buy music from the iTunes music store.
Nice looking clothing costs more than ugly clothing.
Nice looking furniture costs more than ugly furniture.
Nice looking cars cost more than ugly cars.
Nice looking paintings cost more than ugly paintings.
I agree that "nice looking" can be subjective, but now you can add computers to the list. Black is a style choice - obviously you feel strongly that black is nicer, so why not charge more for something they know their customers feel strongly about?
Oh please. Is that any more greedy than you expecting a huge discount because you are a teacher. Wow, I'm a software developer - I want huge discounts on all of my products. Why don't I get discounts. I know, all the vendors are just being greedy.
You should be happy you get a discount at all.
And how do you represent binary data with this scheme? It seems to me like one misplaced indent could corrupt this file too.
ascii, using simple text files is just not practical for anything but the most basic preferences. And besides, why are you hand-editing preference files. How are they becoming corrupted? If you software isn't managing this for you, then you aren't finished developing your application.
I understand people need to trash preference files to debug...