Continuing the discussion from the other thread:
Spyes wrote:No, I don't agree that Mac 'lowers your IQ', but other than that one silly post (which obviously was *not* meant to be taken seriously), he's actually brought up several valid points, which you have yet to address. You're still stuck on that silly first post. You're being a hypocrite.
And I don't know what your history with flavio is, so I won't butt in, but it still seems like a really childish way of resolving things on a public forum....
I agree fully, but that's Flavio, what can you do.
Listen, software engineers and developers are jealous of Apple becauae of the company's success
That's a fallacious argument with no basis.
avole wrote:and that they don't like, or fully understand, their business model, it's as simple as that.
In my company we do understand the business model. We do develop software for for the iPod
and we're tired of being constantly screwed by the Apple Store, which, as i've mentioned before, can reject an application arbitrarily -just search the internet for many examples. Unlike android phones, iPhone devices can only install applications from the Apple Store, so this means the application that we're charging the customer $20000 or more, cannot be uploaded in schedule, because some stupid app reviewer at Apple Corps wants us to modify the submitted app.
The widely known lack of Flash support is also a painful kick to the developers, since many typical web applications rely on it for animations or sophisticated IU; lack of Flash on the iPhone means having to re-do everything in the Objective-C language using Apple's API -which is entirely unlike Adobe Flash, of course-; which means you need a different engineer to re-do it.
avole wrote:Apple understand their market and produce goods which meet consumer needs. It isn't necessarily the latest or greatest, but it is reliable - never had to reinstall OSX yet.
I never had to reinstall Windows 7 or XP on my machines, so is this a measure of Mac OS X and/or Windows "reliability"? No, it isn't.
avole wrote:Their also decent innovators, and defined two new markets with their iphone and ipad. Geeks criticise them because they are not at the forefront of technology
, but they don't have to be. They fill what was a hole in the market, and brilliantly.
That is Apples strength, and why they're hated by the geeky side of the computer industry.
It's a weak argument; actually Apple products have a strong following from people we could call "Geeks". It's part of the computer-Geek culture to take a fanatical stance (win vs mac, etc).
As i've said before, my problem with Apple has nothing to do with innovation but with their way of charging more money for less, their advertising branch which spread lies about competing products, and putting all kinds of obstacles to developers.
And yes, it is irritating to have to deal with Apple 'fanboys' who look down on your Windows machine as if it was some old coffee maker that breaks down every day, wipes off your files, and needs a 1000 page user manual at your desk. That's being out of touch with reality.