The One Real Big Mac OS X Problem

Here is what I was saying for 2 years now.

This is the big problem with Mac OS X. Apple keeps breaking binary and ABI compatibility with the version they released just 10-12 months ago, and so hardware manufacturers can’t keep up with the changes, as these companies are much more conservative on their pace.

And of course the person who pays the price, is the user.

And this is exactly the big strength of Microsoft, to be able to keep compatibility with drivers and software in a great degree.

I have huge experience with this kind of problem, hardware that used to work and doesn’t anymore (all in just a few months time) etc. This is also the main reason why my husband doesn’t like OSX, because he’s got two printers, two scanners, a PDA and lots of other hardware connected to the Powermac, and we are literally afraid to upgrade the machine even for minor versions, in order to not break compatibility! This just sucks!

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