Last Saturday, I was at the public library. Their computer section was dissappointingly sparse, so I went to the public computer (machine, not book) section, and sat down in front of the Mac. Why? To see what the big deal with them was all about.
While I was there, I typed up a post explaining all of my problems with them, but when I hit “Publish”, it published without body text. Asute readers may’ve noticed an empty post called “Mac Confusion” (I’ve deleted it since then though).
And I’m not going to spell out all my issues again, unless it’s requested in the comments. Suffice to say I had multiple problems.
And that’s fine. I’ve had problems in Windows. I’ve had problems in Ubuntu. Problems happen on computers (although what were they thinking when they designed Finder? And the Dock…and window behavior (hitting the X doesn’t remove the arrow from the Dock–you have to do File-Quit. What?)
But I had enough problems with the Mac that I’m wondering why all the Mac fanboys of this world are willing to pay extra money for a very restrictive platform that, in my opinion, has many problems? That’s not rhetorical. Why should someone pay several hundred dollars more for a Mac (glorified Unix) than for a Linux (glorified Unix) box? I’m not trying to be fresh, I’m not trying to be sarcastic–I’m just no fool. There’s been enough hype over the past, what TWENTY YEARS about the Mac that I want to know what the fuss is about. And I’m not talking about “Oh, well it’s good at video editing” or “I really like the theme.” I want “it’s more secure” or “the hard drive doesn’t fragment” or “it doesn’t bloat over time, so you don’t need to reinstall it.” (No, you can’t use those, they count for Linux too).