Apple Tech at Macworld NY 2002
Subject:   GROW UP!!!
Date:   2002-07-25 14:36:27
From:   cranfordio
Apple released OS X 10.0 on March 24, 2001. They are releasing Jaguar on August 24, 2002. That is exactly 17 months. If after 17 months of not charging for an upgrade I thik they should charge, they deserve to get paid for the work that they do. Every new operating system is going to have new features that users want and don't want but should the manufacturer just sell pieces of it because you don't want it all, NO. I don't know what has happened in this world that makes everybody think that they can just get everything for free. If you don't like paying the price then don't. Maybe you should buy a PC running Windows then. You could buy a PC with Win2000 and buy the upgrade to XP Home, not Pro, for $100 then if you have to reinstall you have to first do Win2000 and then upgrade to WinXP, or you could buy WinXP home for $199 and not deal with the hassle of installing twice. You know looking at it that way makes Jaguar not seem so bad. In fact, if you know someone who is a teacher or a college student, you could get it for only $69.

I think it's time everyone stopped thinking they should get things for free and pay people for the hard work that they do.

For those of you who think that it should be free because it offers features that should have been in OS X already. Well then maybe I should have gotten OS X for free originally because I thought System 7.5 should have been more stable. New features and speed are always going to come along in updates to the OS and if we always think they should be free then at what point do we agree to pay for them?

By the way this is my opinion on Jaguar, iTools/.Mac is a completely different issue and I think Apple is wrong for the sudden charging of $100 for the services.