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The cult of iOrange!

I know some people may hate this post, but please bear with me as I describe my analysis. Think outside the box. I have nothing against any product or company. ( Company and product names anonymized 😛 )

iOrange is a cult, the followers of that cult feel the need to spread the faith of iOrange in non-believers.

A person usually joins the cult by purchasing an iOrange device at a high premium price. To feel better about themselves they feel a need to praise the product they just overpaid to get, and try to convince more people to get the exact same device.

They would usually spread to other iOrange devices within a few months.

Starting by a soft purchase like an iChewingGum for $10, they call all their friends to tell them how much it’s easier to use.

Next, the person could graduate to buy an iBike, or even an iCar. After that, they would never go back, and tell you about how much better their new iHouse5 (compared to the iHouse4, they never compare to non iOrange devices).

iOrange may be good, but to say everything else is bad, and that they invented something when it has been available for years doesn’t make sense.

To Mac or not to Mac …

I have played with MacOS, mostly in a VM, or on a Dell mini (I call it “iDell mini”), it does run snow leopard.

What I like about MacOS and Macintoshes:

  1. BSD Unix in the back-end, I can still use the console when I need to. Reminds me of my Ubuntu Linux.
  2. The hardware is not the latest technology, and the technology is a controlled set of devices so we have less hardware conflicts.
  3. It looks good.

Those were the pros, but there are also cons:

  1. It’s expensive.
  2. The hardware is not the latest technology, and the technology is a controlled set of devices so we have less hardware possibilities.
  3. I don’t need it.

I’ve been thinking about this since April, and this post has been a draft ever since.

Maybe my next laptop would be a regular high-end laptop, running Ubuntu Linux! So I think it’s not to Mac. System76.com has 6-core hyperthreading (almost 12 cores) i7 extreme CPU devices with 12GB ram … for less than $3000 which is cheaper than a high-end Apple laptop with much less specs.