DennisGroves, on 03 October 2011 - 02:52 PM, said:
I for one am not purchasing anything from the app-store. The app-store requires that I have a valid credit card to download even free applications - this is not the kind of freedom nor future I want to participate in.
Sigh - no they don't. And you sound suspiciously like the folks who are also anti-Steam because they want to "own" their software. Let me save you some trouble: you don't own any commercial software. It's licensed to you. Back away from the ledge, have a lovely beverage and worry about something that is worth worrying about.
Getting hopped up about an online app store for reasons that aren't valid isn't worth it. Unless you are also one of those guys that just likes to complain about things that are different or that you don't understand.
Apple gets worse and worse.
Funny, I've been using Apple products since 1982 and they haven't been better. Specifically since the late 90's they haven't been better!
I am unable to stream music in iTunes anymore - it always stops music in the middle to buffer. Safari randomly reboots all of my tabs. Apple used to be known for quality - but now it is nothing but disappointment. Lion was a giant step backwards in my opinion. I may have a macbook air, but this is my last apple.
Streaming - that could have anything to do with you ISP or local wifi, could it? Nope, just Apple going down the tubes.
The Safari tab thing is a known issue that they will fix. It's a brand new OS. If you are so intolerant of such little glitches you need to wait a couple of years before upgrading.
I find Lion the most exciting version of Mac OS X yet. Yup, it has a few glitches, but then again so did EVERY OTHER version of Mac OS X (especially before 10.4!)
And any other software package - even the sacred open source. It's the nature of the beast. General purpose computers are a complex mix of hardware and software. If you have a low tolerance for the unexpected, stick with the tried and true and upgrade later.
Leopard would still be an improvement over the other alternatives IMNSHO.
Apple is still known for quality - over a decade of topping JD Power surveys.
And if you think the non-Apple alternatives are better... Can I watch when you switch? Seriously, you live in a cave? Just downgrade to