Yeah, it always comes down to such strange hate, I feel I talk about macs more because others make me than because I am psyched by their products ^^
Yes. I agree. :)
One important note though. I don't have anything against the Apple hardware itself (not anymore though, but years ago, yeah). My huge and main gripe is about Apple's control-freak attitude. But, I guess the company takes after one of its main founder... FYI, if you didn't know, Jobs was a titan as far as control-freakishness is concerned. It's always reflected in the company to be quite frank. So no wonder when you all think about it.
Book store I'd maybe give you (being a "fanboy" I can tell myself its another department
Sadly, this was coming directly from Steve Jobs' office.
but the AppStore? Come on, android app store proved 100 times over what apple predicted, even if theres still loopholes for some things obviously but they also do learn.
I didn't say it was a bad idea. On the contrary. I'm just saying if you are to control it, do it properly. Nothing should slip through. Zero. And, if something did, Apple should apologize and accept the responsibility and pay back any loss. They would expect that if the roles were reversed.
For the hardware / driver thing.. I happily give away a bit of "performance" for a stable system, really.
In the end that's a question of choice. If you have the choice to get different drivers (more stable let's say) then go for it. But if you're stuck because some programmer couldn't figure out what the manufacturer could've done, then you shouldn't be allowed to touch that thing.
Hardware manufacturers that can't support their own crap are gone (mostly) or are barely subsisting if at all. In the end if they had a good idea they were bought. It's as clear as that. Do good hardware but crappy drivers? Say goodbye 'cause you'll soon be gone.
And for the "want control". Apple is happily giving away all areas where they don't have a solution to companies that do.
I'll give them that. They're learning to let go. It's a slow process, but hopefully you guys will harvest the fruit of that.
If the OS is so shitty that it has to make the option public and cannot manage it itself then yes, it is the OS's (manufacturers) fault. There simply is no such "killswitches" on mac.
I'm sure there are countless way to screw up a Mac. I'm sure there are tools and whatnot that can readily cripple any Macs. But, let's not forget one thing here, there's what, 10x more Windows users? If not more. Windows machines are cheaper than Macs. So, everyone can improvise themselves "repairmen" and "fix" their computers. Also, there is a whole lot more resources available to fix (and break) Windows. So, in the end, it comes down to readily available information, and the dissemination of information. In other words, it's a whole lot easier to find info on how to "break" your windows than it is for the Mac. Besides, being more expensive, this means less kids experimenting... Following that logic, I would imagine (most) Mac users are "wiser".