Originally Posted by Domino
Unfortunately if someone came up to you and told you that an apple was an orange, you'd forever believe them that apples were oranges. This is where your argument falls apart. We, the educated mass, look at what the actual end product gives, not some press statement. This might also be the reason why you think Apple products are the holy grail of technology, when sadly they aren't.
These services packs that MS has offered have introduced completely overhauled APIs, which are equivalent to completely new, redefined, architectures. They are, nearly, new operating systems given to the user for free. Since most operating systems are back ground tweaks for stability, optimizations, updates support and modernized code, including features, etc., along side a heap of other aspects outside of GUI changes (or GUI overlays that people confused to being an OS change), then yes, MS has offered free updates that Apple would have normally charge 30-200 dollars worth of software for. This is a nice change, for once.
However, on the background scheme of things, regardless of "support", you'll be held back by poor hardware. It would be no different then a low end GPU, or an iGPU that has support for the DX11 API, but has no hope in hell to run it at a solid frame rate. This would be like forcing Apple users, on arcadic hardware, to force dated machines to run at computational workloads that force them to buy more expensive crap. The business practice is just plainly unethical. And it's sad how easily fooled their demographic is.
1. No I wouldn't. I don't accept what people say as fact, I accept proof -- something your entire post lacks.
2. "We, the educated mass," Seriously...? Did you even look what was listed in those service packs that I linked? I bet not -- because they don't support the argument you're trying to push.
3. To what are you referring as a press release? The quote I post from Microsoft about service packs? It's not a press release.
4. Your entire post is nothing but your own opinion, which you continually try to force down others throats while avoiding providing any proof of what you actually say.
5. "or GUI overlays that people confused to being an OS change" New OS X releases don't bring about changes in "GUI overlays." It's new versions of their software, new software, new features in the OS, and improved GUI.
6. Your last paragraph doesn't make any sense. They don't have to update to Mavericks, and if they do update and don't like it they can roll back to Mountain Lion. Also Mavericks should improve performance for these older systems, not decrease it.
TLDR; provide proof of what you claim.