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Authored by: SubGenius on Apr 18, '08 10:40:24AM

I admin a 95%+ Mac Network, and somehow the Apple Systems just work, and the Windows Systems always need TLC (a hammer to the side of the case). My fear, is with the introduction of "branded clones", we will see a spike in poor driver development. Machines that are "to spec" but fail to meet performance standards or have higher the normal failure rate.

From a business perspective cheap may be better on the budget, BUT good luck to Joe the traveling executive. If His CloneBook (Trademark pending) breaks down, he will not be able to just pop into a apple store and get it fixed.

And besides, do you want a Ferrari or a Pontiac Fierro that looks like a Ferrari? And breaks down just as often if not more. Apple's design is a big part of why people by mac. Yes, if the same parts are used on the component level, in theory the machines will perform the same. But QA will be different, the support structure will be different, the look will be different and at the end of the day not as good (remember the PowerComputing systems??).

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