CPDC10-30: I do keep looking and I'm not impressed. Apple now makes products that are nice and shiny and even stylish, but are not practical. Look at the iMac: where is the exapndibility in that design?
It´s in the PowerMacs
. The iMac is designed to be ultra-compact and full-featured for "normal" applications.
If you still need additional PCI slots or multiple high-res monitors (like I do), you´ll buy a PowerMac. Simple as that. "Not practical"?
I´m stunned! Especially when I compare with any
WinTel PC I´ve used, upgraded or otherwise fiddled with over the years.
CPDC10-30: Apple needs to get back to the basics: a superior operating system
I´m writing this in OS X; I think it fits your request quite well. Everything you´d want from Linux, but without the pain
(Quite the opposite, actually. It is
what XP apparently attempts
CPDC10-30: and rugged, simple hardware that can be easially expanded. They don't have an advantage in terms of either now really.
Huh? Against whom
, please? The iMac, PowerMac, iBook and PowerBook are top-notch designs; Build quality is very high. Expandability on the PowerMacs and Powerbooks is also excellent, while limited to USB and FireWire with the iMac and iBook. (All Macs are prepared for wireless networking with built-in antennas.)
CPDC10-30: Apple has become a niche player which is profitable, but far from the dominant force they were in business computing in the late 80s - early 90s.
So do you really
want to wait until the last accountant has switched back to Apple?
CPDC10-30: Can you believe that at one point they outsold all other PC manufacturers, including IBM?
Especially at a time when IBM was still exclusively making mainframes
I know how tough it is to switch platforms. But a switch from Windows to MacOS has the big advantage that there is a perfectly usable PC emulator (VirtualPC) on the Mac. Even I use it for customer projects. I´m just relieved to shut it down when I´m done...