Really?alot of Mac users are actually switching to PC these days
What IS your problem?? I did NOT say "one little change"; I called it for what it is:Saying Apple made one little change is like saying a sex change opperation is one little change
Get it straight.Apple did ONE major change to the macintosh operating system in TWENTY YEARS and that's unreasonable??
BAH! It's trivial to change the appearance of OS X. MEANWHILE, there are PC users who WANT Windows to look like OS X:And Luna unlike Aqua can be TURNED OFF.
Maybe there was insufficient orientation? And you DEPLOYED THE BETA??!(deploying OS X) people refused to us them...
With great power comes great responsibility. Next time, do NOT assign them admin status.with the exception of a few Unix types who set about to destroy them, changed passwords, ect.
Ya snooze? Ya lose. Apple saw the value and pushed the envelope. That's one reason why (personally) I like them. They're not perfect, however, and they snoozed BIG TIME in the pre-Windows 95 era. And then THEY lost.Final Cut Pro has been adopted so widely because it had early support for DV, when Adobe and everyone else was showing only limited interest in DV
Funny. I can run OS 9 slim and trim, too. You do have to know what you're doing with it. Don't you? Extension sets, memory allocation. Stuff a newbie wouldn't know and, if a nOOb installs the right brew of system components? BOOM! OH! And don't forget to load your wee apps FIRST, because if you boot Photoshop first and then Calculator, Calculator will BLOCK Photoshop's access to your gigabyte of RAM when it tries to load a plugin or do a big render! this is because Mac OS Classic ONLY assigns RAM CONTIGUOUSLY. So, what do you get? A crash. "Jeez! I got all this RAM and Photoshop crashes??!" The same would apply when doing heavy web browsing with plugins loaded if you booted in Mac OS Classic in this order: browser, email app, chat client, iTunes (a fairly common assortment of apps). AND watch out if you have more than 128 font suitcases in your system folder, because that will bloat the OS and cause instability as well.I have had exactly two Mac OS 9 freezes this year, one attributed to a firewire problem, when I was running 10.2 it crashed on me atleast once a day.
OS X is not impervious, but OS X is WAY more secure, both by nature and by design. To say it gets by on the graces of obscurity alone is ridiculous. And besides, if the Mac platform may be able to serve a person's needs AND it is more secure AND it is obscure to the hackers... then so much the better. Let Apple double its marketshare and Windows will STILL be the big target. It's all good.Macs may have fewer viruses, but that is a virtue of obscurity, not intrensic security, Mac OS X has security problems you could fly a 747 through. Unless, ofcourse, you believe it is just the PC biased trying to make Apple look bad.
As what I said in my previous post suggests, I agree. People are ignorant and as a result, their blind assumptions get them an appropriate level of quality. And yeah, Apple needs to make a cheaper computer. A headless iMac would be great. And Apple needs to fire their ad agency and get some damned nuts-and-bolts advertising out there.The main problem Apple has is that it is alienating users without appealing to a large enough group of switchers, the main problem being that people don't perceive the value of macs. Most just see the sticker shock, and most have little to no interest in iLife et-al.
I say that, for a replacement for Mac OS 9 it is superior.I am not happy with Mac OS X at all, but I continue to use Mac OS 9 every day, and will probably use it until the last mac literally falls apart. For a Unix desktop, Mac OS X is excellent, for a replacement for Mac OS 9, Mac OS is little more than a frustration.
The solution to switch to PC's is based on disproving the conventional wisdom that, "Macs are the easier, safer, and more reliable option" - three points.The conventional wisdom is that most people use PCs because they have to, and Macs are the easier, safer, and more reliable option. But if you're a Mac user, you already know about their persistent fulfillment problems, the $129 price tag for all OS X updates, and gradually increasing security concerns. The latest? Apple's planning to release a new iMac, but it won't be available until September--well after Apple stores run out of the current model. Maybe it's actually time to think about switching to a PC. Consider these alternatives.
Exactly. It's a matter of degrees. Some subtle. Others HUGE in difference.I'm not saying there aren't problems/issues/failings with Macs or the OS. No computer is perfect. Not OS is perfect. I just feel that in comparison to PCs, Macs are about as close to perfection as we're going to get.