Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
That attitude must be a real business builder.
They come to me and want to be treated as little children leaving me all technical decisions about hardware and critical software, they pay me
for this service.
I usually ask what they want to do with the hardware, and then pull out a fair price.
More often than not that's all they know and want to know. Most don't grasp what a computer is (go figure the components), cannot tell the difference between Windows and Office suite, think the IE icon is TEH INTERNET, not just a program, are oblivious to what an antivirus does and why they need one.
Now the damn android/apple tablets are cutting down that part of my businness, as they are specifically designed with this user base in mind. Simple stuff, walled-garden, intuitive interface, no settings, good looks. That's really all they need.
Thankfully I still sell tons of oldish stuff as home servers/media centers as that is another kind of userbase.
To me that is a insult to the consumers and as a whole the people of the EU. To presume they have the IQ concerning computers of a 3 legged pet rock and can't make their/there own choices is just plain wrong.
I deal with facts, I don't presume
, I work for people like this every day, and i have lots of friends like this. So I think it's likely that other people are like this as well (otherwise I would be very very unlucky wouldn't it?). You have some evidence (even personal experience) that it is like you think, or is it just something you believe or hope in?
I don't think every customer is like this (i had a fair share of gamers and webmasters that were savy enough), but the percentage of less-computer-savy customers is very very significant here. Pulling numbers from thin air I'd say 60%.
Also, I cannot speak for the whole EU, as there are wild differences between each country.
why not sue apple that doesnt allow to install mac os on any other hardware just apple's?
Apple market share is insignificant. And we are talking of browsers, not OS.
Btw, try google "hackingtosh", that's the jargon for non-apple computers running their OS.
Apple says it's unsupported, not that it's illegal.