>Apple releases overpriced netbook with literally 1 ports which handles charging AND USB.
>"Apple revolutionized the laptop again"
>Chrome releases Core i5/i7 powerhouse laptop with a sleek build, two USB-C ports in addition to the two normal USB-A ports.
>$1000 for the base model
>We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to issue a brief plea. Please, for the love of whatever it is you love, stop whining about iOS 8.2 and the new Apple Watch app it added to your home screen. Seriously, we cannot stress enough how absolutely, positively, pathetically ridiculous you sound.
When Apple forces stuff your phone = get over it
When Samsung forces stuff on your phone = bloatware
All journalism nowadays is glorified blogging. Why are you so surprised?
> USB 2.0
What was Google even thinking? How can they charge so much for a device with a 12 year old standard that had been replaced 4 years ago? At least USB type C, is actually new.
The Apple whateverbook does look good, it makes for really pretty promo pictures. Much more so than the Chromebook.
The real comparison is with the ASUS Zenbook though, and the Zenbook is a solid machine.
Besides, ChromeOS is a joke.
You tend to have to jump through hoops. Theres really no reason to buy them given the other options on the market.
Why does everybody report on these like they're garbage? The whole point of Chromebooks is that they're developer systems for Google's internal use, and make nice developer systems if you work in other Linux or Cloud centric environments.
I've got to admit the new Pixel looks like a much better replacement for my old MBP than any of Apple's newer offerings.
And you don't even know. Most newer Intel Chromebooks have coreboot with a SeaBIOS payload that's easily enabled. So any of your newer Chromebnooks are full fledged Linux laptops. Fuck off.
The ChromeBook Pixel has either 32 GB or 64 GB of flash storage.
Tell me again Apple is the one making overpriced products.
>in b4 Google defense force justifying not having hard drive space, when allof you complain that Apple laptops don't have easily extended/replaced drives
>Guess which "problem" is more easily fixed?
Neither, both of those problems have cumbersome solutions.
Both of those laptops are targeted to very specific niches.
The new MacBook is perfectly fine, but it's not everyone.
The new Chromebook Pixel is great for schools and developers who live on the web, but is not for everyone.
/g/ takes this personally, apparently.
>Neither, both of those problems have cumbersome solutions.
This is what is called "denial."
Adding a bigger hard drive to a Pixel, or inserting a flash drive is easy compared to making up for the Macbook's Core M.
Kill yourself, Apple faggot.
Maybe you should try doing some googling and find all the articles indicating it's a pain in the ass to replace the Chromebook SSD.
And also the fact that no one has tried it yet or down a teardown of the new Chromebook Pixel 2.
But that would require you to do work, and admit you were wrong, and we can't have that.
Pixel has an SD card reader. You can get a UHS-I 128 GB SD card for $100, taking the total up to $1100 for the Pixel.
The SD card will be a bit slower, but it's still 50 MB/s. That's plenty for streaming 4K video, which is far more than you'll need for most purposes. Use the inbuilt flash as your main drive and store media on the SD card. You have OS and applications on speedy flash and lots of storage for media with no noticeable performance hit. No problem.
And you can take out the SD card and share it or carry multiple cards for more storage.
So the Pixel's problem is easily solved. Not so for the MacBook. The CPU can't be upgraded.
Besides, I'd rather have too little storage than too little speed. I'd be fine with being unable to store video on my laptop, but I would NOT be fine with my laptop being barely able to handle a text editor.
Guess what... Google's actually doing something useful. Apple makes a fucking 10,000 dollar smartwatch and a 1,400 dollar featherweight piece of crap and people gawk over it.
Meanwhile Google is subsidizing hardware in a way that's making a laptop more affordable to more people and even manages to cater to Linux enthusiasts at the same time.
how long till the new 15 inch macpros come out
god i wish they still made a 17inch
I don't care about a superlightweight paperthin laptop netbook no matter who makes it and i doubt most people here do either
it's good for what it is and for people who just need their computer to be super portable so they can type documents and look at facebook and want long batter life and a super thin laptop
and that's who it is made for
>and admit you were wrong
Mmhmm. I see you blatantly ignored how the Macbook can make up for having a Core M, a less-powerful architecture than the Core i7 in the Pixel 2.
Please stop posting, faggot.
Even with less storage, the Pixel is a better buy than a Lelbook 1-port.
Duh. Its also how they manage to "invent" shit years after its been available.
Anyone remember when they abandoned the PPC CPU? A Fully 64bit RISC processor they stopped using in favor of an intel 32bit CISC processor. Everyone hailed them for "moving forward"... by using an even older chip design from 25 years ago.
>confirming you shill for google
i admire them fooling you into supporting them
there is that meme again
google doesnt give two shits about linux, if they did chromebooks would come with ubuntu
go suck their dick some more
So we all want the old thinkpads/dells with contemporary specs and simple alright designs with no gimmicks.
Sadly we're the minority and that's the reason such things don't exist right now in the market.
Guess what... Apple actually doing something useful. Google makes a fucking 1300 dollar laptop with 64gb of storage and people gawk over it.
Meanwhile Apple is innovating the laptop in a way that's making a laptop more modern and practical than a 5 lb brick to more people and even manages to cater to Unix enthusiasts at the same time.
It's hyperbole, but not much. It couldn't really handle a web browser on any big websites, especially given how heavy OS X is with all its effects.
And I doubt it could handle a big word processor. A text editor would be fine, but could it run Word? I hate Word, but it's necessary and I doubt the MacBook could get acceptable performance with it.
There's a flaw in my post. The SD card is not flush with the side of the machine, so trying to use it as storage might damage it. So you would have to carry the card separately, which I would have no problem with but other people might not be willing to do. Or you could get an adapter and use MicroSD.
Chromebook is barely thicker than the rMB and it has a real CPU, multiple USB-C connectors (as well as multiple normal connections) and can be upgraded from babby Chrome OS to a real Linux distro.
Since Chrome OS is based on Gentoo that means the hardware is guaranteed to work with Linux perfectly.
I'm not even saying I'd buy the Pixel.
Most newer laptops can be a crapshoot for new hardware. The Pixel at least is made for a Linux env so you are less likely to run into any problems with hardware support.
I understand you can install Linux on these machines but that is not their intended purpose.
Why on earth would Google make a $1000 facebook machine? Why would anyone buy it? What is the point of it?
>Pixel has an SD card reader.
implying using an SD card on a separate drive letter is not slow as fuck compared to a real SSD on a SATA bus
implying it's not annoying as fuck to have a tiny boot drive on a $1000 computer you are actually trying to get shit done on
enjoy having the latency of a 5400 rpm drive
>cater to Unix enthusiasts at the same time.
No. Just no. Darwin is a shitty BSD distro. I'll take Cygwin over Fink any day of the week if i want OSS on a proprietary operating system.
I've used a Thinkpad Yoga. It's a disgrace to the Thinkpad name, but that's another story. It has the same processor, and it lagged like a bitch on Word and on heavy websites.
And the benchmarks suck.
>And I doubt it could handle a big word processor. A text editor would be fine, but could it run Word? I hate Word, but it's necessary and I doubt the MacBook could get acceptable performance with it.
come on man
>implying it's the computer that can't "handle" a website and not the poorly coded 4mb js bullshit on most huge pages that is annoying on any computer
>Why on earth would Google make a $1000 facebook machine?
Because people are stupid. Do you know how much money people drop on computers, only to browse 4chan and watch anime on it?
I find it absolutely hilarious people are defending the Chromebook Pixel by claiming you can use an SD card to expand it. Unironically.
Also, "you can install Linux on it" is not a defense of a computer with a 32 GB SSD.
What planet do you live on where anyone would want to do this except as a joke?
$200 for a computer that all you're doing to do is browse the internet and maybe word process or play flash games on completely makes sense.
$1000 however, does not. For $1000 I'm expecting a fully-featured machine that I can do just about anything on.
Apple's computers are all ridiculously overpriced hipster machines for idiots.
>separate drive letter
Spotted the Windows user, everyone!
Linux doesn't work that way. It has no drive letters. You can mount a filesystem anywhere you want.
And I deliberately stated you'd use it for media. Make it your videos folder and have everything else on your SSD. It has plenty of speed for video. There's a maximum bandwidth for video and there's little reason to go past it.
I've since realized that it actually isn't a good solution because the card would stick out and get broken if you put the laptop in a bag. But it would be fast enough, so it would be a fine solution if you don't mind carrying cards separately or using an adapter so it doesn't stick out so much.
Why is it that every single anti-Apple zealot judges computer systems entirely on hardware specs while completely ignoring the value of software?
OS X is just as big a selling point for Mac buyers as is the hardware. It's the symbiotic, harmonious, efficient, tightly integrated, and meticulously engineered relationship between the two that makes Apple unique in an industry dominated by "one-size-fits-all" software platforms trying to run on as many different pieces of silicon as possible.
And besides, no one gives a fuck about a "powerhouse laptop" if all it runs is a glorified Web browser. That is the definition of a "locked-down toy OS."
If I were to buy a form over function laptop it would probably be the pixel (although I would use linux on it).
It's definitely aesthetically pleasing, partially because of minimal branding, and has decent specs too.
Although like any "fancy" laptop the screen is glossy, which is a real dealbreaker for me. It's a touchscreen too so aside from adding to the cost for something I wouldn't use it also drains the battery.
The keyboard is also oddly laid out but it's manageable for being a laptop I won't be doing work on.
It also doesn't have physical mouse buttons which I really hate. I always manage to accidentally click when using someone else's laptop.
>YOU CAN INSTALL FUCKING LINUX. I don't see any reason they would change with the new Pixel.
you don't understand who Apple is marketing to
the average person who makes 50k per year and has kids and a non-tech related job and wants a thin laptop is willing to pay a little more for something with nice fit and finish that is easy to use and has a local store where they are not dicks to you if you bring in your computer and ask a stupid question about how to do something
that person can barely find his or her email if you delete the shortcut, he or she is happy to may many hundreds of dollars to not have to fucking install and learn linux
i mean come on
Is there any tech news site that doesn't have an apple bias?
/g/ doesn't count
Hey there, friend! I'm not sure if you realised, but you're on the 'World Wide Web' at the moment! If you're unsure how you got here, or didn't intend to be here, that's ok, click the cross at the top right-hand corner of the window. You can then go back to living in the Gumdrop Forest fantasy world you apparently live in where people are polite, kind and respectful at all times, even when they can say hurtful things as faceless anonymous beings without retribution.
Otherwise, try a teaspoon of cement once a day until you harden the fuck up.
>Linux doesn't work that way. It has no drive letters. You can mount a filesystem anywhere you want.
try putting everything across a fucking nice SSD on your SATA drive in conjunction with using an SD card
then try the SSD alone
SSDs are fast as fuck and there is no reason to do this to yourself when nice name brand SSDs are under $200 for 128gb+
Because as power users we don't care about shit working seamlessly between devices we don't care about, ie iphone with imac and other apple products.
its a doubled edged sword too, everyone hates itunes, its a long running joke how much of a POS it is and there are no alternatives to it for the majority of people or how common it is for iphone owners to root their phones just to change basic level shit everyone else can just do in their settings.
>this is our vision of a PC and OS, and if you don't like it, fuck you.
I'm not claiming there should be websites slow enough that this thing can't run them. However, it's just the reality of the industry that those sites exist. Your computer being unable to run them is a problem even if they shouldn't exist.
Being able to run bloated shit is necessary because you have to run all sorts of bloated shit on a daily basis.
$150 (plus about $150 in upgrades and repairs over several years)
Of course, I also have a desktop which I use for various projects and light gaming. It's also not fast, but it's fast enough for my purposes. That cost ~$400.
To have doubts? Absolutely. Not enough to reach a conclusion.
You're probably right that saying it won't be able to handle normal applications is premature, but I wouldn't be surprised if it can't.
Something wrong with SD card expansion? What is the problem? You'll notice absolutely no slowdown if you use it intelligently.
And 32 GB would be fine for me, because my current computer has only 19 GB used. I don't collect files.
This is the best laptop there is.
I just got a second chromebook last week. I am using a samsung chromebook (xe550c22) with an 8GB RAM and 128GB mSATA SSD. I went into developer mode, shorted the write protect jumper, and flashed SeaBIOS. From there I did a fresh crunchbang install on the new SSD and configured a VM with windows 7 for misc tasks. I have to configure the trackpad a little better but I use a USB mouse anyway. It is a beast. I have a 4GB RAM Windows VM going with firefox and graphics tools in the background and my RAM never hits 6GB. For a $250 machine I'm impressed.
But then this monster comes out. The BIOS process on the newer chromebooks is hella simplified, and I believe the driver support has improved. From a hardware perspective I couldn't ask for more.
you are paying for how thin it is and the support
a soccer mom can take it to the apple store and someone will help her figure out how do do things with it like print or find files or whatever
that's what you are paying for
apple is not marketing that thing to techies
There is literally no noticeable performance penalty if you do it correctly. Put media on your slow storage and applications on the fast storage. You only need about 10 MB/s for 4K video, so 50 MB/s is plenty fast for any sort of video.
I actually do practically the same thing. I get almost all my files off a NAS, which offers considerably slower speeds than the SD card. Launching an application off it would be stupid, which is why it stores things that don't need speed. Like video.
If you're putting "everything" across an SD card and a fast SSD you'll notice problems, but there is no reason to do that. Just store things that don't need speed and you will never notice a problem.
Once again, this isn't about you.
>you are paying for how thin it is and the support
This is bullshit.
You are paying for the logo and the MUH FIRST-GEN BETA TESTA
A car with a shitty engine and a nice interior is still a shitty car.
If OSX is that great, Remind me again how many servers use OSX Server? Oh right. less than 1%. Yeah, Its just a super OS.
i actually cant wait for this to be released to see what the problems will be.
will it be bad screens? faulty touchpads? subpar performance that even normal people recognize?
>There is literally no noticeable performance penalty if you do it correctly. Put media on your slow storage and applications on the fast storage. You only need about 10 MB/s for 4K video, so 50 MB/s is plenty fast for any sort of video.
>implying all anyone does with their computers is boot then access static media
are you my mom or something? this is how old people use computers
playing vidya or running virtual machines of SD cards... or basically doing anything most of us actually do bedsides looking at photos on our hds
try it bro, go run a virtual machine off an SD card and get back to me
Sure is consumerism in here
Reminder that if you waste your money on the new macbook, you shouldn't be on /g/
>"xD poorfag is mad "
>"he doesn't appreciate innovation "
>"have fun with your ugly brick laptop "
What kind of fuckwit would think that this 2lb pile of aluminum shit paperweight is worth 1300 dollars?
The majority of people (though not all) on here are very strange people. Most of them are socially dysfunctional. Many don't have regular employment or money, so they are forced to use lower tier computers and gadgets. I would say with a pretty high degree of confidence that most people here have never slept with a girl.
These people HATE those who they perceive to be successful in life, or even those who are just relatively normal (hence the term "normalfag"). They seethe with jealous rage and live their entire lives festering in bitterness at those who get to enjoy emotions such as happiness and triumph and companionship in their lives. This is why they hate Apple. Apple are the ultimate symbol of everything that the /g/ dweller despises - success, being socially well-adjusted, enjoying life, etc.
So yeah. My advice to you is this: get out of here while you can.
>how common it is for iphone owners to root their phones just to change basic level shit
This might've been true in the first few years of iOS, but now there's pretty much nothing left that the average user would need it to do without jailbreaking (other than a possible file browser).
I doubt iTunes is really "Apple's vision" anymore so much as it's just been horribly neglected over the past several years while they coasted on strong Store sales. I'm thinking that their revamped Beats service will include a totally new media player oriented around streaming and iCloud synchronization rather than file downloads and device-to-device sync.
>if a desktop OS is great for personal use by people who usually have a hard time using computers then why has it not been adopted by the content server industry to blindly serve up content for webpates?
I DON"T KNOW GOOD QUESTION YOU MUST BE REAL FUCKING SMART
>And besides, no one gives a fuck about a "powerhouse laptop" if all it runs is a glorified Web browser. That is the definition of a "locked-down toy OS."
anyone on /g/ who has a chromebook actually running chromeos should leave
that point is only really relevant for the casual users, most of whom would have no use for the pixel
Apple is very controlling of who is allowed at their press release meetings, and who gets their hands on products for review, one of the gizmodo writers once wrote on his blog a very extensive thing about it 3 years ago, and just recently talked about how saying "new innovation from apple" in a news article, would lead to huge increase in article traffic. which in turn leads to add revenue for them.
Apple has done some creative things, so people always look forward to the NEW thing they are doing, Sadly though for the last 5 years, all they have managed to do is make a laptop stupid thin, and garbage can pc.......... it seems for every 15 claims of new innovations only one is an innovation and it technically wasn't there's to begin with like say... Intel's thunderbolt port......
Marques Brownlee on youtube even mentioned it in one of his videos 2-3 years ago about how controlling apple can be when it comes to journalist reviews of their products.
>people who usually have a hard time using computers
So you're saying that Macfags actually don't have any idea what they're doing at all? I expected that, but it's nice to have confirmation.
You rumbled me, I don't know how you guessed my sexual preference from my operating system preferences alone! Are you a wizard? Although in saying that, if I had said close using the red circle in the top left, someone else would've called me a faggot for using OSX. I guess literally everyone who posts on /g/ ever is homosexual.
Not even a touch mad, anon. Just unsure of why people expect other people to be civil on 4chan of all places. ON /g/ OF ALL PLACES.
>You are paying for the logo and the MUH FIRST-GEN BETA TESTA
because if you were an older upper middle class person with a nontech job who just wanted a nice thin computer... the only difference between OS X which is sold by a store that provides personal human customer service when you have questions and a cheap plastic netbook running windows with zero recourse when you don't know how to remove all the fucking adware "pay $XX to get a macafee licence or this thing will get infected in 10mins" bullshit on it is
Why do you even need a i7 for linux.. You can't even play games
>muh genius bar
The Mac "Geniuses" are literally there to Google whatever problem a Mac user is having. It's there for retards.
This is /g/.
Why are you advocating for retards as an advantage for the Apple machine on /g/?
>So you're saying that Macfags actually don't have any idea what they're doing at all? I expected that, but it's nice to have confirmation.
yes the primary market for Apple is well off people who can afford a $900 cell phone, a $2000 laptop and $1000 of other random apple shit and just want it all to work and to have a nice local store to go with questions
that has been their main market for a long time
in the process they make nice hardware that most of us can appreciate
>are you telling me the average porshe buyer is is actually not interested in working on his car and even though he could buy a used camaro and put NOS on it and have a faster car?!?!?
>The Mac "Geniuses" are literally there to Google whatever problem a Mac user is having. It's there for retards.
but they are there, and they will fix it
>Why are you advocating for retards as an advantage for the Apple machine on /g/?
i am just explaining that the fact they target a different market does not make their products bad
why would /g/ care if someone is willing to pay more for ease of use and customer service ?
First. Linux desktop market share is about on par with OSX at ~1.5%. So what was your point?
Second. I made no claims about Linux being "better". Just that OSX is crap.
Also because no one apparently knows a god damn thing about operating systems; Apple used Project Darwin as the base of OSX. It's package management system is APT which of course started in Debian Linux. Along with all the GNU utils like Bash, CUPS, MAKE, GCC etc. Don't rag on OSS and Linux to much because OSX is built on top of the same shit.
>the fact they target a different market does not make their products bad
>why would /g/ care
/g/ doesn't care.
Until you come here, to a community full of people who know what the fuck they are doing, and advocate that everyone respect your decision to buy a machine for the ability to take it to a "Genius."
kekscrub u use Xeon for that not toy i5 baby first processor
> Drive past bitches driving a slick Porsche, get laid
> Show bitches your new screenplay on your slick Macbook Air, get condescending looks as the fanless cooling system overheats trying to open it and melts through the Starbucks table it's resting on.
The Xerox Star, a workstation, which became widely imitated in the PC market
i personally don't like super thin laptops of any kind and i would never buy a computer thinking it's going to help me pick up girls wtf
as to what we are talking about it's more like:
>Buy BMW 5 series, never go anywhere but work and the grocey store, should have bought a KIA, it's not like you can't get to the grocery store in a KIA
>2014+1 year of our lord
>thinking games from before Germany invaded Poland make Linux good
>your decision to buy a machine for the ability to take it to a "Genius."
part of the price is having people in town to help the end user
I would never buy one, but i know that is a huge part of the cost
>tfw no retail location staffed with cute smiling teenagers to help me with my rasberry pi
>I actually do practically the same thing. I get almost all my files off a NAS, which offers considerably slower speeds than the SD card. Launching an application off it would be stupid, which is why it stores things that don't need speed. Like video.
i cant fit an OS and all my applications needed on a main computer on 64 gigs
In Gizmodo's defense (that hurts to say), the original Google ChromeBook was priced at $1799 and other than the screen, was underwhelming in every way.
Ever met a happy ChromeBook owner? Neither have I.
It's tacky and tasteless.
It is the most stable OS for retail desktop users, it is not a resource pig as it does not try to do everything for everyone as windows does, it is created for the hardware it ships with unlike windows or linux with is generic and capable of running on many types of hardware but often needs to be tweaked to get to where OSX is out of the box (most end users cant do that) your new OSX computer will never ask you to pay a third party an annual fee to prevent viruses...
it is developed specifically with other hardware such as the i phone to work seamlessly for people who don't like to tinker
It is Unix based and thus you can mess around with command prompts if you like
As far as a retail personal computer operating system, it has no major glaring flaws, it works and is stable and many people like it, compared to Windows or Linux for a retail end user who does not enjoy tinkering with computers in his or her free time.....
it's probably the best OS out there
for a non-techy... who has a life and is busy and just needs it to work... why is it "shit"
>esp considering the only real alternative is windows for the average person
just admit you don't use your computer for anythnig but web browsing and we will call it even
>Implying anyone on earth actually uses gimp for anything past what can be done in MS Paint
>It is the most stable OS
>it is not a resource pig
>it is created for the hardware it ships
and yet it still manages to fuck up getting everything to work right
>your new OSX computer will never ask you to pay a third party an annual fee to prevent viruses...
>muh no viruses
OS X has malware too
If you want to be a faggot about this though, neither does debian
>it is developed specifically with other hardware such as the i phone to work seamlessly for people who don't like to tinker
>for people who don't like to tinker
this is a pro?
>It is Unix based and thus you can mess around with command prompts if you like
>and is stable
still not as stable as debian
>and many people like it
and many people have shit taste
>>It is the most stable OS
the average retail user cannot purchase a debian system
and in installing it on new unknown hardware and trying to get it to work with a phone and all your old programs, as a retail non techy user it's going to be a chore and require a lot more restarts and cause a lot more conflicts than OSX synching with an iphone
you are just being dishonest or can't imagine not being a computer hobbyist
as far as operating systems that come on computers that you can buy with a warranty for every day life and whose manual basically says "open box, turn on computer, enter your name and wifi password, ok you are done"
telling someone "ok first you need to format your hard drive and then download this free nerd OS from a bootable drive..which you have to obtain in ISO format on a boot medium...then you go into your BIOS and ...
most people would pay hundreds of dollars extra to not have to do that shit get real
people who say "it's shit" think that them not liking it means it's objectively a poor operating system from a technical point of view
from a technical point of view, it is a thing of beauty
it's exactly what a theoretical linux OS would be if linux fags could ship hardware made and tweaked for a refined distro of linux
>the average retail user cannot purchase a debian system
>and in installing it on new unknown hardware and trying to get it to work with a phone and all your old programs, as a retail non techy user it's going to be a chore and require a lot more restarts and cause a lot more conflicts than OSX synching with an iphone
you dumb nigger
why would OEMs sell laptops with hardware that aren't compatible with the default operating system
>synching with an iphone
iPhones are shit
enjoy you're no USB mass storage
>as far as operating systems that come on computers that you can buy with a warranty for every day life and whose manual basically says "open box, turn on computer, enter your name and wifi password, ok you are done"
>telling someone "ok first you need to format your hard drive and then download this free nerd OS from a bootable drive..which you have to obtain in ISO format on a boot medium...then you go into your BIOS and ...
but you don't need to do that
just purchase a laptop with debian installed
when you get an iPhone, it only works with iTunes, it doesn't show up as a USB drive
it isn't like any other regular phone, you can't just plug it in and drag and drop crap, you are forced to use iTunes
yes a text list of dealers who make generic computers and throw a debian distro on the hd before shipping ....
is the same thing as the Apple's integrated ecosystem of hardware and software and support
did you even check that list bro
>links don't work
>rack servers for sale
>other sites look like they were done by a lazy teenager on geocites in 1997
>basically demonstrating this shit is not ready for the retail personal computer market by a long way
a very long way
i like linux but come fucking on
>the year of the linux desktop
>this time we mean it
ok so -1 for itunes
nothing is perfect
i actually really like OSX, it's like someone finished out a Linux distro in the way only ten billion dollars of development can...
if the worst people can say when asked why they think OS X is a shitty operating system from an objective standpoint and they start coming up with "well if you also have an iphone the iphone wants you to use itunes which works fine but i feel takes up too many resources"
i would say that says a lot about it being good, not proves the operating system is shitty for meaningful reasons
>yeah OSX just "fucks up" all day all the time
>"[Mach] contains all the design mistakes you can make, and manages to even make up a few of its own."
>Quite frankly, HFS+ is probably the worst filesystem ever. Christ what shit it is. NTFS used to have similar issues with canonicalizing utf8 (ie using non-canonical representations of slashes etc). I think they at least fixed them. The OS X problems seem to be fundamental.
>"well if you also have an iphone the iphone wants you to use itunes which works fine but i feel takes up too many resources"
Not to mention it's a complete load of horseshit because iOS hasn't required iTunes since like 2011.
It'd be nice for /g/ to come up with arguments for why they hate Apple software so much that aren't hilariously dated and ignorant.
>malformatted blog archive
nigga, it's the register, a news site
>from 7 years ago
The Register fucked up/modernized their website, and the article got lost. I had to dig it up from archive.org
>locked down OS
>annoying as fuck to develop in
>stupid, non standard UEFI boot loader
>installing gentoo is quicker than getting an account for xcode
For development, Apple products are actually a nuisance to configure and get a nice ecosystem rolling.
There are plenty of more reasons why one might not want to use it because of the operating system itself.
tl;dr: normal fags will always and forever get away with using any modern OS, as long as it can play videos through the web and to check e-mails.
If Lenovo released a Thinkpad with a 2560x1700 3:2 screen and 12 hours of battery life for $1000 /g/ would be all over it, but nope, the new Pixel is shit because it's from le botnet company when Lenovo is the one who actually sells their customer's data to advertisers.
>going on gawker and gawker-related websites
how can we get the sales up on our new laptop ?
"lets make it small" " yeah really small"
"the more thin it is the more people will think its better and new technology " " yea lets do that"
>how can we get the sales up on our new laptop?
>"lets make it have more power" "yeah, a lot of power"
>"The more hardware we fit in here the more people will think it's newer and better technology" "yea lets do that"
See everything sounds retarded when you say it like that.
actually not. because with all the hardware you can actually see what you are getting and decide if its worth it. with apple stuff they just make it look sleek and sheeple think its god tier.
so what's wrong with that? of course it's shit for most people here since they need more ports etc but the thing is a damn engineering marvel.
I'm not saying you have to buy it or even like it just appreciate that something like that can exist
Well you know if Google weren't such tremendous faggots with their 64 fucking GB local storage and retardio keyboard they would have a great device.
No doubt Gizmodo would still shit all over it but what did you expect.
It's a beautiful machine just crippled by googles painfully apparent push for da cloud.
Chromebooks are useless tho
everything you could do on a Chromebook you can do on a Mac
Everything you can do on both a Mac and a Chromebook you could do on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Technical Preview.