First Mammal to Lay an Egg: Mountain Lion by Apple

Posted: September 29, 2012 in Technology
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Are you kidding me?  Apple has outsourced operating system product delivery to third parties of dubious expertise, though with good intentions, I am sure.  Apple recently released Mountain Lion the latest version of their operating system for the Macintosh family.  That’s the good news.  I tried installing it and didn’t like what I found out.  Consider this:

  1. They don’t sell a disk of any kind that you can install in a conventional manner; you have to download the OS install file from the App Store and do the installation yourself.
  2. It takes FOREVER to do the download.  People are saying the download takes hours.  Seriously?!
  3. People are complaining about their computers’ performance afterward.

I understand the value of SaaS and of downloading things from the Web and I endorse the idea (read my blog), but this is one of those things best not done over the Web.  The net has become a forest of solutions for slow downloads.  There are actually do-it-yourself instructions from third parties describing the process of making your own DVD or flash drive for easier installation.  Again, are you kidding me?  I gotta tell you, I did not sign up for this!  If you, Apple, want me to use your stuff, you need to make a reasonable effort to sell and deliver it to me.  As a vendor, that’s your responsibility.  A nice DVD would be a good place to start.  This nonsense is unbelievable and unacceptable.

So, what did you think?

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