Originally Posted by Quadra 610
Given Apple's achievements over the last decade and how they've changd the face of consumer tech, Apple "fanboism" is more than forgivable. Can you really blame Apple fans for their enthusiasm? It's completely natural to enjoy and get excited about Apple tech. What's not to like??
There is big difference between being enthusiastic for brand you support, and openly hating other brands.
I like my PC and don't care much for Apple's business model, but don't hate them for that. If some people want to give big money to be big-brothered by Steve Jobs - good for them.
Good looks, average hardware, too many problems for the price.
Seems to be nice product but a bit limited with small market share.
Haven't play with one, can't say.
Great device, average phone. Could be much more without Apple's Big-Brothering. I like mine, but can see myself moving to different platform in a year or two.
And all the software to match.
And all the software not existing.
All best in class.
What class is that..? Voroshilov 2009?
And after 8 years of half-assing its core business MS finally manages to push out Win 7, while simultaneously destroying its Mobile presence (Apple did that for them, though) and making another half-hearted attempt at an MP3 player, a market that Apple chewed up and spat out about 2 years ago.
There you go, that is exactly what other guys are talking about. Whatever that is, sounds like pure pathological hatred.
Why the hell should I have anything good to say about MS, aside from the fact that their existence makes Apple look that much better? If by some strange twist of fate we'd all be on Linux and Apple machines a few years from now, who would really miss them? What have they really contributed to the consumer sector aside from a loss-leading gaming console and a decent version of Windows after 8 years of garbage? More Office bloatware? An array of confusing Live services? Songsmith?
Why do you feel need to say anything about MS, not being their customer..? That being said, XP was not a bad product for it's time. Served well and still does. Vista's major problem was in OEMs and driver support, largely out of MS control. That is what you get when you control 90+% of market - it is much harder to keep Roman empire under control, than Linhenstein.
I see nothing redeeming about MS' products. At all.
Exactly. Why do you keep dealing with them?
MS is the ugly friend the cheerleader hangs out with. That's it.
And you are, like, a bit jealous not being in his shoes..?