Originally posted by quackers
I doubt that even Apple would stoop that low. There would be little need to with dedicated fanboys like the previous poster who are not computer
literate enough to use a Windows computer without having "issues" and who quite happily pay more to prevent feeling like an idiot when they can't
fix crap they break. Having Used Windows since 3.1 I can fully understand why it is people choose to use Windows, it is simply better at most
things than the alternatives (and yes I have used both OSX and Linux thx). As for the "Vista fiasco", the only fiasco was the sheer amount of
unfounded FUD, which still seems to ooze from every orifice of those who after 2 years still don't know what they're talking about. Vista sold more
retail copies in the first 2 years than XP and was more stable than XP and needed less in the way of post RTM bug fixing in its first 2 years than XP.
There was no fiasco, only a bandwagon.
The reason there is less malware in OSX (and Linux) is not becuase it cannot be done, it is because it is not worth doing. If you're going to target
a demographic you're going to play the numbers game and go for the largest, not the insignificant. Even if you add Linux and OSX added together
they're still insignificant, and so not worth targeting.
[edit on 13-6-2009 by quackers]
I detect some kind of hate towards non-windows systems here
Vista sold more retail copies than windows XP, what happened then to all those happy users that bought their own copy of Vista? why didn't Vista had
the success MS expected, just look on the web, do you think all those people who went to the stores to buy a copy of Vista are newbies? don't you
think the people who don't know how to use a computer beyond chatting and email will be thinking about updating from windows xp and going to the
store to buy a Vista CD?
Vista is a failure, because it is a failure, it could be the greates OS in the history of computers, or not, it doesn't matter, it is a failure, same
as with OS/2 and IBM, before Win95 it was way better, in fact, and still it was a failure, why?
In general windows is crap, it has been since the first days, and i too have used windows 3.11, win95, win98, win2k, winxp and Vista, and i can say
for sure, it is bran dead, it has been years and years and we still get idiotic things like asking over and over again if you are sure you want to
remove a file inside a folder because it is read only, and then when you click yes to all still will ask again on the next folder, dumb!
like coming back after an hour expecting a 30 gb folder to be gone only to find a prompt asking if a file should be removed, even after having said
yes to all before leaving...
Mac OS, as any other OS, has issues, that's to be expected, i don't use it that much, i work with windows, but i do like it, i also like linux,
which by the way also has a lot of issues, no system is perfect and never will.
But i won't be taking ridiculous posses or lame flame wars over something i really don't care about and can't change anyway.
Let's write our own OS so that it be flawless... Wait!, that was supposed to be Linux....