Recently Apple has really been under the microscope and it's brought a lot of people to start looking into it as well. I mean, I personally knew that Apple doesn't have a clean slate, it's just that they are (were) very good at hiding it.
It will be interesting to watch and see what unfolds. But for all we know, people may be falsely accusing Apple of this malpractice because of their market dominations.
Just keep an eye open.
I don't know. Every day I think to myself, "Is Apple becoming the new Microsoft?" and in a way. I find that to be true more and more each day. Basically iTunes is the most popular music store there is, mainly because they associate it with the iPod and the iPhone (which sell alot btw), There are other choices but like the article says, not one of them works as well as iTunes. The mac version is good but I don't particually like the Windows version for one reason, forcing me to install QuickTime. Since Windows 7 included the codecs to play the same files QuickTime to play, what's the point in having QuickTime anymore.
And then there's the propriatary stuff. Apple is basically the only company that I know of (if there are any others...) that make you send your Mac to Apple if your battery has died, so not only is there some issue with this but they're forcing us to rely on Apple instead of some third party for batteries. While I do appreciate the long lasting batteries that Apple makes, I do not appreciate having to rely on Apple for simple things I should be able to do myself.
Also, we should be able to configure our machines the way we want to. I mean the Mac Pro is the only easily configurable machine there is, and that's a machine for workstations. Now if only Apple can make machines that we can upgrade instead of forcing us to buy the next iteration for thousands of dollars.
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I jus saw this - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/27apple.html?ref=technology.
Like TaylorKarras said, they are indeed becoming another MS.
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Google's going to take over the world so Apple is going to have to try really hard to top that muhahahah.
Apple is and always has been more controlling than Microsoft. I would hate to see them as the dominate desktop solution. I also really hate Itunes and they way it wants to install Quicktime and safari and then bug me all the darn time to update these programs that itunes installed because I installed it quick and didn't uncheck the boxes. It also runs like a slow pile of crap.
>> I would hate to see them as the dominate desktop solution.
I think the perfect mix for the consumer would be 1/3rd MS, 1/3rd Apple, and 1/3rd *nix-type OSes like FreeBSD and Linux. I don't want any one company/platform to have a majority, or else interoperability will suffer.
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