Well, I think they are more or less right... But it doesn't necessarily need to be a bad thing. With Vista, M$ focused way too much on the UI than on the kernel/networking/performance. Windows 7 doesn't bring any revolutionary changes (to be honest, seems to me there have been just about 2-3 of those since Windows 3.1... ), but definitely improves overall performance and responsiveness. However much I like Windows 7 I too see it just as a fixed Vista - Vista that works without unnecessary WOWingApple @ WWDC keynote: Windows 7 is Just another version of Vista
It's illegal to run Mac OS on non-Apple hardware because Mac OS is only sold with a Mac or as an upgrade to a Mac. It's just like using an upgrade copy of Windows without owning a normal copy of Windows.Yes,,, Apple can sell you the OS for 29$ cause they make all their money off the HARDWARE. and it's all INTEL
Yes, you can with a flick of the BIOS on any Intel board install MAC. Nothing special really needed other than that.
Oh, what is that I hear? Apple suing another Mac Cloning company cause they can build them cheaper?
Hmmmm,,,, why is it illegal to install MAC OS on any other hardware than Apple sold hardware?
Oh,, I think if you look under the hood you will be surprised to find INTEL HARDWARE.
Give me 3000$ and I can build you a Windows system that will smoke your $3000 MAC.
Believe me I have done it.
In my opinion, yes Apple is a well written OS.. However, the problem I have with MAC OS's is when something screws up, your screwed.. literally.. Good luck saving your work if a system crash rears it's ugly face on a MAC.. At least in Windows 99% of the time you can at least still save your work when a system crash happens.. Also, MAC's seem like their always trying to hide something.. In Windows you have access to EVERYTHING, all system files, the registry.. etc With MAC's you can't access anything like that by default..lol, i totally agree. But ya have to admit Mac is a really well written OS... not that windows ain't
It's the same crap with every Windows release.. If one looks at the way apple does than you could say that Windows 98SE was just a fixed version of Windows 95, Windows 2000 was just a fixed version of Windows 98SE, Windows XP was just Windows 2000 with a 'flashy' UI, and on and on it goes.. I think most Windows fans just tune the apple comments out..
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Your completely right though, Apple IS just using Vista's bad rep to trash Windows 7.. It would be interesting to see what they'd be saying about Windows 7 if Vista wasn't the flop that it was.. I'm sure they'd find something else to trash about Windows as they always do..