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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 06:57 PM

28. Let's step out of the noise of this thread for a while and talk about your daughter's needs

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If your daughter is pro-Apple, it is probably because she is pro Mac OS X (Macs) or pro iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad).

The value of an Apple product to an Apple user is the OS and user experience. How the device interacts with you and how you interact with the device to get shit done.

So a Toshiba or a Dell is not going to be the same experience for her.

I use both Windows and OS X, I am a platform agnostic. However I prefer Mac OS because I feel I am more productive on that OS.

Additionally I spend much more time troubleshooting my Windows machines than I do my Mac OS machines.

So ultimately, your daughter may be unhappy that she's taken your advice.

As to the Foxconn issue, I am not sure how it is "OK" for Dell to manufacture in China and not for Apple.

It is not "OK" for any of these companies to do so. All of these jobs need to come back to the US.

This is the real contradiction I see in a lot of these threads. I am not thrilled that Apple manufactures with FoxConn. But it is difficult these days to find ANY computer type device that is not made their. Even your XBOX, your Amazon Kindle, your Samsung Phone.

On the other hand, Apple does seem to be actually making a big effort to improve the working conditions in the factories where their products are being made:

Apple - Supplier Responsibility
www.apple.com/supplierresponsibility/

Many people in this thread will dismiss the things Apple is doing as "just PR." But if you read thru the pages you will see it is not.

As far as I know, none of the other companies that use Foxconn have done a damn thing about the conditions where their items are being manufactured.

If she is looking for good pricing on Macs, I recommend the following pricetracker site:

http://www.macprices.net

P.S. There are already several distributions of Linux that run on Macs. Hopefully her boyfriend is putting one together with a top notch user-interface. FYI: Windows can also be installed on modern Macs if you need access to a program that is Windows only.






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