Why I will not ‘buy’ an Apple product

Found this on OSnews, by Chrism, and it tells exactly how I feel about Apple and why I will not even physically touch Apple products:

I’m not sure how many times it needs to be said: when you “purchase” an Apple product, you don’t really own it. You merely are permitted to use it at the discretion of Apple and in accordance with all of its associated services and terms to which you agree when you buy into a vendor as locked-in as Apple. So even though you’re paying thousands of dollars more for what is basically a mediocre Intel PC painted a pretty white or silver; or a media player, you definitely don’t own it nor are you allowed to use it as you see fit. You’ll use it how Apple sees fit and like it! Sorry. If you want GPL, open technologies, and a vendor that lets you enjoy its products without breathing down your neck then choose Linux and Android (or even Windows, HO). Sure, maybe these technologies aren’t as pretty or up to Apple’s standards…yet, but give them a chance. A wise man once said: “Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave.”

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