Okay, well read through those URL’s from a truly bizarre little Mac fan as well as some more level headed reporting, and ask yourself this: why should I pay $1,000 for a computer that has the same capabilities as a $400 one? Well, if Apple has its way, you’ll continue to do so by forcing you to run OS X on top of an Apple machine that really might just as well be any beige box by anyone else. So, how do you Apple users feel about this?
Also, I live the Orweilian shift from, Macs are special, Macs are a thing of beauty, the PowerPC chip is amazing, to fuck IBM and the PowerPC chip they rode in on!
Also, when the legal battles come in, precidence suggests that Apple will be forced to permit their software to run on non-Apple machines. What does Apple do then?
Furthermore, why is Apple fighting the widespread adoption of its OS? Frankly, I might be interested in having a dual-boot machine after hearing a lot about its supposed security and stability, but I’m not going to pay a $500 premium to do so. If the OS is so great, it will be able to sell itself on the market without being tied to a particular brand of hardware. However, Apple’s insistance on not allowing it’s OS on non Mac machines makes me question the OS. I’ve always suspected that Macintosh fans were driven by emotion, but my limited experience with OS X suggests that this might finally be a better OS than Windows. However, this bizarre allusion to some sort of mysterious Maintosh-spirit makes me wonder about its supposed benefits.
Granted, this is a very, very weak rant. More GQ or GD than the pit, but why won’t Mac let me install a fucking dual-boot of OS X?