You missed one: OS X Mavericks Server, providing centralized update management for iOS and Mac clients, update caching for both, profile management, and a host of other features — for $20. While Windows Intune covers more platforms, the annual subscription cost ($72) over 3x the one-time cost of Mavericks Server.
So, here’s another missed: Mavericks costs less than Windows.
These don’t sound like features, who even uses these things? No one uses Safari, Google’s map and calendar are much better, I already have a good password manager that runs on all my devices (even my phone), I mean these features aren’t even any good. Also, multi-display support? Really? That thing PCs have done for a long time? Glad I’m not an OS X user, their software updates barely do anything and yet you still have to pay for each update…
1. Linux? Great for the egghead crowd. I want to actually use a computer for what I like to do, not prove how much I know about computers.
2. Sexy hardware and second-rate software? You really mean the best hardware in personal computing and software that is tailored for real life usage? (I don’t play games, but I do professional picture editing and advanced amateur video – nothing in the PC realm even comes close.
3. No one uses Safari? Uh, OK? Maps? Who cares (by the way, every time I’ve used Safari maps, it seems to work fine)? Pay for each update? Apparently you didn’t get the memo on Mavericks (FREE). How much did you pay (hundreds of $$$$) for your last Windows upgrade?
Switched from PC to Mac about 6 years ago and never, ever looked back. But hey, to each their own.
And here it is, April 2014, and some of the most fundamental parts of Mavericks, simple things like Calendar alerts, remain broken and barely useable while other things, such as “Save As” have been inexplicably redesigned to the point of being frustrating and time-consuming to use.
But it sure does look pretty.
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