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New poll on Mac 'clones' posted
Authored by: Angstrom Burnout on Apr 19, '08 09:31:05PM

The whole point of owning a mac is to have perfect hardware/software integration. Putting OSX on a pc would defeat that purpose although it would likely prove more stable than any Microsoft OS.

The computer race between Microsoft and Apple is like the rabbit and the turtle...
Microsoft infested computerdom with all kinds of error prone software because of its haste make waste policy. (Even Microsoft basic in my Tandy Colour Computer 1 was buggy). So Microsoft made its billions and in the process annoyed and terrorized many computer uses with crashing systems. It has lead us to believe that computer systems are finicky, crash prone, and unreliable.

It takes longer to make a stable core to any OS whereas Microsoft keeps patching the patches to windows. Perfecting software to work flawlessly takes a great deal longer to develop. So, although apple was slow out of the gates it now enjoys the ability to move forward swiftly and overtake Microsoft by adding to its operating system whereas Microsoft has to rebuild from scratch only to fail again and again until people are forced to go back to the old windows xp.

Yes... the first version of Leopard was very much like Microsoft but it took less time to fix than windows Vista.

Although I have run XP on my ibook via VP7, I have had too many crashes and weird issues like XP suddenly finding a new keyboard, changing the system configuration without my consent and without allowing me to stop it, then repeatedly crashing until it finally wakes up and goes back to the last known good configuration. Plus, VP7 upgrades come without any means to remove them without reformatting the hard drive.

I look at it this way... Mac OSX for serious work... Microsoft for amusement, games etc because I can't depend on it to run my computer reliably.

With mac computers now being equal or better cost wise than PCs, there is no real need to buy a pc vs a mac. Being able to see my iBook's battery charge without turning it on sure beats a pc's inability to reliably gauge battery levels. It may be fun to geek an old pc and run OSX on it for the sole purpose of finally getting some reliable use out of it but in the long run Mac clones defeat the purpose of having a mac... that of perfect hardware/software integration.
I would not buy a mac clone. There is no point to forcing one's self to endure more unstable crashing and erratic computer systems. I just left 30 years of that crap after buying an iBook and I'm not going back to Microsoft hell without a fight.

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