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Apple won't be getting my money any longer
Authored by: fyngyrz on Jun 01, '12 09:02:19AM

You know, I'm pretty satisfied with the (carefully backed-up) software I already own on the one hand, and I'm appalled at the idea of the Sandbox, mommy-nonsense like hiding the Library, the utter idiocy of "full screen apps" and Apple's consequent breaking of the multi-monitor paradigm, on the other.

Apple is going places I really don't want to go. I've simply decided not to follow. Both because it would inconvenience me significantly, and because I see little reason to support moves I don't agree with.

So what will I do? Simply go with what I have now. I've an 8-core 3 GHz macpro, and should it die horribly and new machines refuse to run Snow Leopard, there's always EBay. My software works fine, and I have a great deal of it.

The only thing I face that changes such that I have to keep somewhat up to date is the web, and there are plenty of alternatives to Safari out there that address other operating system versions. I expect that to remain true for a while. Also, Safari is lagging, frankly... it's significantly feature-poor, middle-clicks don't work right, and it hogs memory like a wino with a cache of Thunderbird.

Maybe all the years of open systems are finally ending consequent to the perceived abuses of the virus writers, hackers, black hats, etc. And... perhaps I'll just find something else to do.

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--fyngyrz



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Apple won't be getting my money any longer
Authored by: cleanhead on Jun 04, '12 08:55:04AM

You're not alone. Three thumbs up.



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Apple won't be getting my money any longer
Authored by: audiophil on Jun 07, '12 08:15:17PM

I am starting to think along these lines as well.

The lack of any substantial updates to the mac pro line led me to assemble a newer i7 PC and run it as a hackintosh rather than overpay for outdated hardware. Then comes 10.7; which pretty much offered zero enhancements which were practical for a user who leverages multiple monitors. The changes to the finder were also all too annoying for a user who needs to regularly deal with shuttling around around huge quantities of files. (I presently use Path Finder now). Watching developers being forced to cripple their apps to move them to the app store; the annoyance of the newer sandboxing. . .the looming changes that 10.8 will bring. . the feature destruction of 10.7 server, the whole fiasco with Final Cut Pro X. . . . .

Apple's focus on the mobile market is making the platform more and more unappealing for the pro market.



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Apple won't be getting my money any longer
Authored by: Panjandrum on Jun 15, '12 07:33:27PM

Yep, after being a loyal Apple fan (but never a fanboy) since the Apple II, Apple is succeeding in driving me away. My next machine will be an inexpensive PC with Windows 7 on it, and I will continue to run the Mac OS virtualized when necessary. Apple is in the process of crippling their OS, and to put it bluntly; I need my UI to work with me, not against me. Lion reminds me of fighting with older versions of
Windows - it just doesn't do anything right (completely broken full-screen functionality across multiple monitors, no all window-expose, icon and button all grey and hard to differentiate, critical portions of the OS necessary for troubleshooting hidden.) The list goes on and on, but the bottom line is I can't take the trip to moron-land with them. Hmmm, maybe that should be their new advertising tag line "The new Apple; computers for morons, by morons". What a sad state of affairs, up through Snow Leopard they had the envy of the industry; now they've got crap.



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Apple won't be getting my money any longer
Authored by: computergeeksjw on Jun 21, '12 08:05:54AM

There is one ray of light along that line - in Mountain Lion, you will be able to go full-screen on any monitor. I'm not a developer, so I don't know yet how well that will work, but it certainly should be nice when presenting - I always use an extended desktop for the projector, so sometimes I have to be creative (using VLC, etc.) to make things like video go full screen on another monitor.



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