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I am not sure if you have to be a member of the guild to see this thread but here is my reply:

[quote="Banisher"]THATS WHATCHU GET FOR BEING ON A MAC FOOL![/quote]

Well, I am an ex-programmer (writing code for Windoze apps) and hubby is an IT guy supporting lUsers on Windoze. For that reason, we both use macs that just work, rarely crash and almost never get viruses. That way we can USE the mac and not have to keep FIXING or upgrading the os and hardware like we used to have to with our windoze machines. Yes, occasionally Blizzard drops the ball and forgets to test on macs properly. That is not our fault for using a proper grown up operating system (based on a unix called BSD).

I used to say that I earned the huge salary that I did because I used to have to be a better programmer just to be able to program around the bugs in the OS. Hubby is similar in that he knows how to fix the hardware and os on his clients' machines.

Just sayin'. :lol: :roll:

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zeppo_marx
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
To be fair, it largely comes down to a difference in philosophy. When Windoze brings out a new OS they bend over backwards to maintain backward-compatibility for the thousands of Apps written for it. Mac designs a new OS to be a new OS and if people want to sell their products for use on that OS they'd bloody well get cracking on their rewrites to make it work.

The Windoze approach is more friendly towards their base, but has the inevitable side-effect of leaving a bloated tonne of deprecated APIs hangin about, and - to some extend - deliberately retaining some functionality that they wanted to get rid of when they started the new OS.

The Mac approach is definitely the right one to build a stable OS (friendly to the customer), but the Windoze one is far better geared towards the application providers that utilize it (friendly towards the business community).

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