I’m still waiting for a new screen to be put into that PowerBook that I bought almost a month ago. And in the meantime I have another incident to be added to my list of Apple woes…
One of the reasons I was such an early adopter of OS X is because of its built-in Mail app, which stores messages in the standard “mbox” format that’s readable by any word processor. But guess what? This past week one of my mailboxes got corrupted, preventing me from reading my archived email or even launching the damn program! The last time this happened was with Microsoft’s Entourage, and I swore I would never go back.
So I’ve gone back to using Eudora, a piece of software almost as old as the Internet itself. And for good measure I’m trying out a Netscape-compliant web browser called Camino, which so far seems faster and more stable than Apple’s own Safari.
Apple’s really got to watch it, if you ask me. The trouble started with all that brushed aluminum, and now some of their supposed “killer apps” — iPhoto, in particular — are so bloated and slow that they’re virtually unusable on anything that isn’t the latest and greatest Mac.
Isn’t this the same reason people hate Windows?