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Re: OT: Apple list?



On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 17:20 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 17:58 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > On 06/01/2008, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
> > >> Apple, like Microsoft has a support web site and offers direct support
> > >> consistent with the fact that they are revenue based and that is the
> > >> part of why you use a proprietary OS, for their support.
> > > 
> > > Yeah, right. My father uses some version or another of Windows XP. He
> > > had to pay $39 for a full year's support just to email a human that
> > > would help him configure his HP printer. That is on top of the $$$ for
> > > the OS. Windows (I don't know about Mac) comes with installation
> > > support free, and no more. Much like a crack dealer.
> > > 
> > > I just looked, and it seems that the price has since gone up 50%:
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&x=16&y=16&prid=3219&gprid=37013
> > 
> > With apple, you pretty much have to buy applecare to even get anyone to 
> > talk about defective hardware after the ridiculously short 90 day 
> > warranty or to get any support beyond the free web forum.
> > 
> > But, it isn't so much about the cost as whether the machine is working 
> > for you or you are working to make the machine do anything.  Macs tend 
> > to "just work".
> ---
> heck, in this neck of the woods (and I would guess elsewhere too), you
> have to purchase an additional $100 Preferred Care card to get Apple to
> look at your computer in less than a week. In some circles, that would
> be called extortion. The media congratulates Apple's successful business
> plan.
> 
> That said, I think that that they are as big if not bigger whores than
> Microsoft, but just not as successful at it.

Ergo my previous comment. We had 150 faithful Apple ][ users in Houston
back when. Apple Core tried to wee-wee on us. Sent lawyers, all kinds of
sh*t for just having a user group with Apple in it's name, while
refusing to collect dues to forward to Apple Inc. 

Later every last one of the users fled to XT and a lot of nice used
Apple ]['s went to the local elementary schools to play "Math Bomber"
on. Back in the early '80s, two grand was large money to sink into a
machine with two floppies, to get kicked in the ass. Screw-em, Ric

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