Originally Posted by LancerVI
The fact that you have to make a "Hackintosh" to begin with is the point. I could buy a motherboard from whoever, GPU from whoever and a myriad of other things from various manufacturers to create a pc, run windows, linux or whatnot. That is not so with Apple. That's what I mean. With all due respect, if you're saying Microsoft, Intel and AMD are closed systems as compared to Apple, then I have no earthly idea what you're talking about. It's demonstrably false. A hackintosh is not something MOST people could do easily.
As to my post that you quoted, my dislike of Apple's "Closed'ness" wasn't the point. It was just a way for me to show that all though I dislike Apple (whether you agree with my reasons or not), I respect their decision to try something "new." It's bold and not without serious risk. That was the point.
Can you buy a thin soldered dell laptop and replace its motherboard, CPU, memory, SSD? No, you can't.
Can you replace the soldered parts in all-in-one PCs? No you can't. Can you replace the memory or SSD in an imac? Yes you can.
There are no "built it yourself" macs, so comparing those options with apple are irrelevant.
When you buy a dell/lenovo/msi/whatever laptop, you don't pick the motherboard, GPU, memory, from whatever vendor you want, and just assemble it on your own. You can't just replace your all-in-one desktop motherboard and CPU from intel to amd. So that demonstrably false.
So apples to apples, mac is not different from a PC in terms of what you can buy.
While the difference is the OS, considering the hackintosh community already has easy to setup installations, you can turn almost anything today to a hackintosh.
And my point is that claiming something is "closed" or not, and disliking apple for something specific based on false understand and personal biased ideology, could use a counter part instead of just letting that false ideology and personal biased being the tone.