18 months ago just after Microsoft released Vista, they got hammered for the (video) driver problems that came along with Vista. Lots of dissatisfied customers and lots of Linux and Mac fans that took the opportunity to take a clear shot on Redmond’s new release.
Guess what… Apple’s latest OS X has his driver problems as well. But where is the buzz around it?
As some readers may know I’m a fan of Apple hardware (I use VMWare Fusion for all my .NET development). In January 2008, I bought OS X. It installed without problems and runs like a charm. Until after a few weeks I needed my scanner functionality on my HP 2840 printer. The driver didn’t seem to work anymore with Leopard.
Finally last August, 8 months after Leopard was released, an update came available that fixed the scanning problem. Although one scanning issue might seem trivial. In a Mac desktop publishing oriented world I find this a rather serious issue.
Mac enthusiast quickly blamed the hardware vendors, not Apple. Funny, that is the same thing Microsoft is trying to tell with the Vista driver problems only people don’t ‘buy’ (phun intended) it from Microsoft.
I’m not a fan of Vista myself (that is an understatement) and I try to avoid it as long as I can. But lately I noticed more and more blindness rants against Microsoft products. Pro-mac, pro-Linux, pro-BSD brainwashed users that laugh and complain about everything that has a Microsoft label on it. Most of the time they don’t even know the product (note: I’m not only taking about Vista). On the other hand the downsides of their favorite OS / product is downplayed or simply kept quiet by those same fanatics.
Let the flames from the purists begin