Has the Mac aged more gracefully than Windows?

Has the Mac aged more gracefully than Windows?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    The idea back then was : other companies don't get how to make a computer simple to use, let's do it differently, let's do it better.
    The idea now is : other companies don't get how to squeeze all the money out of the stupid fanboys, let's frick our clients harder than anyone ever did before.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you'll get old, old mac you'll have functional computer but getting programs for it may be issue. It will work if you'll get around that, tho.
    If you'll get old, old Windows PC you'll have kinda of shitty operating system with kinda better availability of programs... and an absolutely well working DOS underneath that adds even more software.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the issue, the nature of Windows means it's highly dependent on the quality of the OEM hardware. This is not the case with Apple, except from that short period between about 1994-96.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The thing is that no good OEM hardware exists for Windows. It's all been chink garbage since the very beginning. IBM for a short time in the 80s were the only ones who made quality PC hardware, and it was expensive as frick.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Windows has 35 years of backwards compatibility
    Couldn't even run apple 2e programs on a Macintosh natively.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally two different market segments, it's apples and oranges. Price adjusted, no.
    Inflation adjusted, it's insane how expensive macs were.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, LOL. Apple was so shit at creating operating systems that they had to steal* BSD to make a not-shit operating system.

    *I already got a reply over my use of "steal" once, it's not literal. It's hyperbole.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah and Microsoft stole whatever the hell IBM was doing
      Everyone's a thief

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's ironic is that IBM's TopView was way more advanced and useful than Windows, but they just abandoned it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's how a lot of UNIX systems were made. NeXTSTEP itself was based on Mach and BSD 4.3. Apple just updated what it was based on when they used it to form OS X

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you actually seen what Windows was like in the 80s? It was basically a novelty toy. Apple had a 10 year lead on Microsoft and the morons who took over after Steve Jobs completely squandered it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Steve Jobs decided to steal Mach when he founded his new company instead of creating a new OS, tho.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >has bicycle aged more gracefully than can opener?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In terms of design? I don't know, the global menu at the top feels kinda old-fashioned in the age of the hamburger menu.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently all early Apple computers, with the exception of Apple II and its derivatives, were commercial flops that got completely btfoed by IBM PCs and its clones. Yet for some reason everyone heralds the original Mac as some kind of revolutionary computer or something. Is that nostalgia speaking, is it because of the design that looks kinda cute or does it really deserve the hype?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Classic Mac OS was great... before 1995. After that, it started lagging hard.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yea system 7 had so many bolt ons later on in its life it was a sad state of affairs

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Mac was only a "commercial failure" insofar as there was a recession that hit the industry in 1984 right when it launched. It actually did pretty well in the late 80s and early 90s, but then bad management combined with Microsoft finally catching up led to its downfall in the mid 90s, until Steve Jobs came back and saved the company.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember Workplace OS by IBM?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    You could take a Mac user from the 80s and put them in front of a current iMac and they’d be able to find their way around the UI just as they did back then, in large part because of the menu bar. The only real adjustment might be going from the classic spatial Finder to a browser-style one.

    Windows has never had anything close to such consistency, because its UI has always been dogshit.

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