Originally Posted by EvanPitts
This is something that was true at one time, but each new iteration of OSX sees more and more Macs being shoved off the cliff - and in return, each iteration of OSX sees developers dump support for older models of Mac.
Win7 supports legacy applications reasonably well, with the bonus that you can run all of the modern releases of the various software offerings, rather than being locked in with some ancient version that OSX users get stiffed with on a regular basis.
Again, this may have been partly true a few years ago. However, Win7 came along, having been put on the Trusted Computing diet, where it has had some major improvements in all respects. This, while OSX had been saddled with geegaws and bloated with garbage. Apple has been too slow at bringing out competitive models, falling back on obsolete or oddball processors and ancient video systems - while PCs give you choice and freedom to fit whatever need.
Apple has also failed to bring out portable computers that can be used in business style enviroments. But then, they know they can make more cash selling toy computers because their fraudulent commecials look cool - than to make practical computers that people can actually run stuff on. Apple scores large in making the largest array of iPods imaginable - while not catering to the computer world with anything of practical interest.
If there were one person on OCN that I would think should have an avatar that simply states "Idiot," it would be this guy. Every thread you post in, you clearly spread misinformation and FUD as if it's the truth. You NEVER have any facts and everything you say is from distorted field that no one else even can consider partial truth.
The only reason OS X has dropped older hardware is that PowerPC is dead. They supported PowerPC for quite a while after the move to X86 architecture. Hell, I have a 2002 Powermac that runs Leopard just fine, just as fast as it did Puma (10.1). Now they're dropping support for PowerPC but EVERY SINGLE ONE of their X86-based products can use any version of OS X that's coming down the road. Not to mention that OS X supports any software that has been made for OS X, whether it was coded in Cocoa or in Carbon. So, your "legacy" argument is just as trite as your existence on this site (oh, I just rhymed.)
OS X is the least bloated OS out of all commercial OS's, and it's nice to have only 2 versions (Client and Server) rather than the 7 different Windows versions out there, consumers pay a base price for EVERTHING instead of being nickled n' dimed to death for "extra" features.