31
Oct
07

Apple: being smug just makes you look a fool

I admit it, I don’t really like using OSx, not that I have used it for at least a year – I still have a Mac but just haven’t turned it on for ages. Anway, what peaves more than and awkward to use (for me) system is Apple itself.

I don’t like Apples full on idea that looks/design is everything over being functional – the silly one button mouse that they perservered with for years or even the silly two button one now – a cheap Logitech or Microsoft mouse works a million times easier (but of course doesn’t look as pretty). I don’t like Apples adverts, most are exaggerations and half truths but , I guess, it sells products. I don’t like the fact the Apple took ages (6 months after Vista was released) to make iTunes work on Vista and wrote on their site it was Microsofts fault.

I know I haven’t explained properly but here is a prime example of over the top Apple showing how smug (or stupid) they are. The new updated OSX that has just been released a few days ago – the icon they use for Windows computers (and for that matter, I have read, lots of Linux and other Unix machines show up as Samba file shares, meaning they’ll be presented as unstable blue-screening machines, despite the fact that they’re likely more stable than OS X) is an old CRT monitor showing a Blue Screen fault. It is like little kids fighting and teasing in a playground – really. (read Smug Ugly and and the icon fix here )

osx blue screen

I must say, I do like my iPod Nano but some things about that erk me – the battery lost it’s ability to charge a week before the warranty ran out, a year later the replacement is the same – one year for the life of my Nano is a bit short and not being able to easily change the battery is a no-no.

Maybe what I really hate is the blind fans that think Apple is almost a religion and Steve Jobs is god. I remember talking to a blind Apple fan about that I need Windows because I need certain applications – he insisted that I could get all the application I ever need for the Mac – the apps I need are specially written for us at work they are not off the shelf things – why would we get these re-written for OSx or bother with running Windows on Apple hardware when a cheap PC does it anyway? He didn’t believe me!

And of course me saying all this now makes me a Microsoft lover, crazy, stupid and whatever else.


8 Responses to “Apple: being smug just makes you look a fool”


  1. November 1, 2007 at 1:42 am

    Apple = smug.

    I really can’t abide the company or their overpriced pretty-pretty electronic tat. The iPod may be the most wonderful MP3 player in the world, but given how you can’t change the battery yourself, the hard -drive costs a fortune, the screens got scratched and you’re limited to what you can play on it….I’d say not.

  2. November 1, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Great comment, Chris. Thanks, I agree.

  3. March 2, 2008 at 9:30 am

    I somewhat agree.

    I like mac. Actually what I like the most about mac is the OS.
    But on the other hand, I agree that some mac users are blind fans, that think everything from Mr. Job is a revelation from god.

    I don’t think Apple is flawless or that a PC can’t do anything. But I like working on a mac better than working on a PC.
    I worked on a PC with XP for almost two years (because I worked at a company that had a PC only policy) and often I missed OS X. Some people asked me, what a Mac can do that a PC can’t, and my answer is – nothing. In my opinion both Mac and PC can do the same things.
    Windows works. But to me the difference is subtle, like the difference between a Honda and a Mercedes Benz (and yes, I think the Mac is the Mercedes). They are both good cars that will get you where you are going, but it just feels better in a Mercedes.

    To me it is not so much a matter of hardware – I would take a Dell running OS X over a Mac running Windows any day – cause I just think OS X works better.

  4. March 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the great comment Clint, it’s really appreciated and , I must say, a breath of fresh air to find not all Mac fans are fanatics. Cheers.


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