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That's what I did when I changed over to Windows 7. Not a fan of Windows, but at least I can run actual software, and not be stuck with the infinite bloat and lack of control that OSX offers these days. Not to mention the fact that while Apple remains fixated on iPads and iPhones - they don't have any suitable, modern machines in their lineup.

Unfortunately, people buy into the glitz of the iCrud - and though the hardware is decent and well made, it takes a while for people to figure out that the software has entirely hijacked them, and every time they turn around, Apple is gouging even more money out of their pockets because they can't buy their wares from anywhere else.
That's funny, because I switched from Windows based PC's to Macs to avoid the infinite bloatware. OSX is not bloated at all compared to Windows. And no modern machines? That's pretty funny too.

Nor I have run into any software problems on any of my iCrud. Nor do I feel that Apple is gouging me for more money. You're so incredibly jaded that it borders on hysterics.

EvanPitts....it's not that serious. Really, it isn't.
 
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While I do agree with the developers that it is pretty unacceptable, I still feel Apple should be able to do what they want with their own marketplace. We'll see what will come of it, I guess.
I agree 100%. Companies should be able to decide what gets put on their products, and charge for it accordingly. Plus, its not as if its hard to install apps from. ahem, other sources
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I agree 100%. Companies should be able to decide what gets put on their products, and charge for it accordingly. Plus, its not as if its hard to install apps from. ahem, other sources
For you it isn't but not everyone is as good with computers as the average OCN user.
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Good. Screw Apple.
this, a thousand times
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Lol at first comment. But still kinda true...
    
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For you it isn't but not everyone is as good with computers as the average OCN user.
but this is the great thing about a free market. nothing says that developers have to make games for iOS, they could choose to make games/apps for a different platform, like android. the developers choose to make games for iOS because they want money. if the cost of making games gets too high, they can switch to a different platform. apple should be able to regulate its own products.
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This post made me then it made me then it made me .
lolllll, this
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That's funny, because I switched from Windows based PC's to Macs to avoid the infinite bloatware. OSX is not bloated at all compared to Windows. And no modern machines? That's pretty funny too.

Nor I have run into any software problems on any of my iCrud. Nor do I feel that Apple is gouging me for more money. You're so incredibly jaded that it borders on hysterics.

EvanPitts....it's not that serious. Really, it isn't.
You purchased Apple hardware and you don't think they're gouging you for money?

Also, Windows 7 is really not that bloated, and when you install it you can choose which components you need or do not need installed.

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You're so incredibly jaded that it borders on hysterics.
Pot calling the kettle black. Apple fanboy against Apple hater.
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That's funny, because I switched from Windows based PC's to Macs to avoid the infinite bloatware. OSX is not bloated at all compared to Windows. And no modern machines? That's pretty funny too.
OSX comes with all kinds of performance robbing "features" that can't be shut off without loosing core functions along the way. I got tired of the lack of software offerings, from being forced into retrograde versions or being months behind in releases. I got tired of bloatware like iTunes, which basically hijacks your machine and installs garbage like iPodHelper, that no matter how hard you try, you can't really get rid of. Or garbage like Spotlight, which if you shut off, you can't Find anything.

I also got tired of the lack of modern video cards like NVidia GTS cards, no AMD processors, and a lack of choice with their Intel offerings. Also, no netbooks, no 12" laptops, no desktop machines, no mini towers, no Blu-Ray, and so on. Not to mention their newer keyboards and mice. Not that Apple was noted for them, but the new ones are just terrible.

I also got tired of the simply stuff that Macs can't do - like ASCII text. You'd think that would be easy, but not for Apple. OSX can't even restrain itself by littering a FAT32 formatted keychain with their resource forks, even though you would think that would be easy-peasy.

To me, Win7 brings a lot to the table, especially when it comes to choices, like that I can pick any software I want, and I can run software that is compatible with that in my workplace. Then there is the money factor, and really, I can buy or put together a PC that can do everything I want - at less than a quarter of the price of a Mac. Of course, when I wanted to replace my iBook - Apple no longer makes an equivalent, and I don't want to lug around a giant 17" MB that is over $2k when I can do more with a regular PC based netbook that portable, is one eighth the price, and can run practical software that I want to use.

Apple used to make sense for me, when Windows did not have the applications I wanted - now it is Apple that makes no sense for me, because Windows runs on the hardware I want, and has the applications I want that Apple will never have.
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Unfortunately Apple can survive this even if they lose it. Heck, it wouldn't be more then a pot hole.
    
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