belovedmonster wrote:"Apple crap" = He doesn't like the the file browser even though he says in general OSX is way better than Vista? Hmm. Saying Apple crap is a bit of a misquote me thinks.
As for his comments about both Apple and Microsoft wanting to control everything. The difference is while Microsoft wants to control everything just for power and money Apple want to control everything because they want to give people the most consistent user experience possible. This is why Apple make their own hardware.
Wait a minute here!
Have we read the same articles?
He doesn't say that the file browser is crap, he says that the file system
is crap to program
Quote Linus Thorwalds: "I don't think they're equally flawed - I think Leopard is a much better system," he said.
"(But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary."
End of quote!
And Apple doesn't want to make money from hardware - RIGHT!
The fact that you even mention the Zen 8ULL5h17 is only prof that you bought the myth as well!
OS X is perfectly capable of running on almost any ordinary PC, the ONLY reason why Apple won't release an "ordinary" x86 version of OS X is simple:
Who in their right mind would by hardware for twice the money just to run their favorite OS? - No one!
I do appreciate that Apple make beautifully designs, and that the Mac Mini is cheaper than most PC's considering it's size and that fact that it's really quiet, BUT...
If you're after price/performance in general, a PC is the winner almost every time.
Don't get me wrong here, there are lot's of things I like about OS X Leopard, Time Machine for instance, now that's how a backup GUI for everyday users SHOULD look!
And YES iPod rule the mp3-world, and the list could go on...