Me: Hey, iPad! Mind if I install this cool KoboBooks app I’ve heard so much about?
iPad: Sure thing! Just gimme your iTunes password.
Me: I don’t have an iTunes account.
iPad: No account, no software.
Me: Ok…Let’s just fire up mail.google.com, so I can check my email.
Me: No?! I can’t check my email?
iPad: Sure thing! Just enter your .Mac password…
Me: Screw this. I’m buying a netbook.
I’ve just been reminded why I left Mac for Linux.
Me (to store rep): “Can I install and play with some apps on this demo iPad so I can decide if I want to buy one?”
Rep: “Nope. Use just what’s installed.”
…and that’s when I left. If I can’t be allowed into the Walled Garden of Apple long enough to decide if I want to spend some money there, I’ll stick with my open-source.
I’m off to Best Buy to look at a Linux-compatible netbook.
After installing the 10.5.5 update for my Macbook, I noticed both wireless and wired internet access seemed slower. My wife’s Macbook, running 10.4, didn’t have the same problems.
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