flarenut (flarenut) wrote,
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Apple doesn't want me as a customer any more

No, really. I don't spend enough on i-devices, I use them in unprofitable ways, I'm getting too old. Which is fine if they want to focus their efforts elsewhere, but now I really need to think about what's going to be on my desktop soon (in the basement, it's already linux boxes all the way down.)

I upgraded to Yo%#%@#% because yet another piece of open-source software I use stopped supporting 10.6.8, and I think I would be able to stand it if it just made every possible user-interface decision in a way opposite to how I use my desktop computer. And unfixable. Or if it let me arrange my desktop and programs the way I like at the cost of being unreliable. But crashing several times a day and every bleeping time undoing what tiny fixes I was able to make. Not really worth it.

Also: crashing. What is this crap. The whole point of building a modern operating system is that the OS is supposed to be stable and keep functioning when individual programs or services crash. If the apps and services work fine but the OS takes everything down and loses all your open work, then we might as well be back at Switcher, which is where I came in.

Or maybe the machine restarting every few hours is just their way of telling me to save often and take a break from the keyboard.

Happy New Year, all.
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