Why does it matter where the definition comes from? Are you trying to prove a point? An all-in-one is a computer where all the major components (including the LCD panel and speakers) are integrated into the one unit. The exceptions would of course be the traditional input peripherals (mouse and keyboard).
This came from me not knowing what the term meant, actually. I know of people who define it as more of an, "it does everything" thing. I guess I was wrong about that, but anyways
, I'd still like to continue this debate, ignoring this. Sorry about that.
They don't really have a market? That's nonsense
You linked a very specific datum there. Overall, Macs get around 6-10%
of total computer users, at least from this sample. Some go higher, one even up to 27%, and some go below 4%. Either way, it's a pretty small amount. Also, doesn't talking only about expensive computers in your argument kinda reinforce my rich kids only argument?
Programming is difficult on them? I've only ever programmed at home on Macs. I've done OpenGL, Flash, C and C++ in OS X and DirectX, OpenGl, XNA (C#) and Flash in Windows booted on my Mac. Also, I've been playing PC and OS X games on Macs for over three years.
Well firstly what I noticed is the whole, "windows on my mac" thing. If you did it on a VM or separate partition you did it on Windows, really. Anyways, I had lots of trouble finding an IDE for my laptop for C++, and I did find one eventually, it's called Eclipse
, but it comes with no compiler or debugger for some reason. Also, Java is really weird with Macs. Apple for some reason controls all Java-related releases on os x and they seem to be somewhat stripped down. It's also much more difficult to use than on other operating systems, like Windows.
Apple has very little to gain in a market that's already divided among vmware
Well, for one, I don't think Wine should even be here on your comparison list, at least with OS X. All mac versions of WINE are either incomplete and halted, or buggy, which is silly. There is something like it though, but the name currently escapes me. Either way it's like WINE but it costs money. I've used it before, and I guess it's okay, but I found it a little confusing to navigate.
I think this point is nonsense actually. Another "issue is compatibility"? When you can easily and legally install Windows on the Mac and run it through Parallels or dual-boot that point is immediately moot. I can't run OS X apps in Windows; does that mean all PCs have a definite compatibility problem?
If you're installing Windows on a Mac through anything (not parallels, it costs money), you need to buy a Windows install disc, which is definitely not free. I think that Apple would experience a massive increase in Mac sales if they put out a commercial with something along the lines of, "It does Windows." And with what you say about running mac apps on PC's, the issue of compatibility arises from experience, not possibility.
I've never needed to run a Mac app on my Windows desktop, and I don't think many other people do either. If you just look at WINE, you'll see a huge amount of effort going in, at least on Linux, to avoid an issue that many people have
experienced. People who make software, when they release a Mac version, will likely have a Windows version either already out or on the way, other than for applications produced by Apple, or a few others, and these are rarely things that would be useful to one who does not use a Mac in the first place.
OS X is a certified Unix 03 operating system.
Yeah, I know. I just think it's silly that this is their best possible plan for an executable format.
I don't understand how people can actively dislike the Mac App store. You have absolutely zero obligation to use it. You can still download, buy and install third party apps as you please.
It's nice to be able to search for apps in one place, not have to worry about entering payment details and easily keep your apps all up to date through one interface, though.
As I stated, it seems to represent the coming of a change in the foundation non-mobile computing, and one which I think is somewhat silly considering how easy the internet is to use anyway. It also seems to promote the buying of software, rather than the production and use of that software, but that's another issue entirely.