Holy shit what is wrong with redditors? You'd expect coders to know enough about computers to avoid macs.
What I don't expect is a kiddie like you to be able to see past the anti-Apple circlejerk angst common among teenagers. When you turn 24 maybe you'll understand technology and what makes a quality tech product.
>Apple makes shit run worse intentionally each update to incentivize you to upgrade
>source: every apple product I have ever owned
There is actually a STRONG correlation between searches for "why is my mac slow" whenever Apple releases some new equipment. They actually do this, no other companies or manufacturers have such a correlation.
If you made a computer from 2004 run Windows 7 with loads of programs it would run like shit too. Computer (and phone) parts get obsolete fast. Try running Android 6 on a Galaxy SII. The performance will fucking suck. Actually Galaxy SIII running Android 4.4 sucked too. Eh
Mac OS is much nicer for programming than Windows. It's not quite as good as Linux, but it is POSIX compliant with a lot of programmer-friendly features that Windows simply doesn't have.
The hardware is really nice as well, assuming you don't require GPU performance in your work.
It's almost like old hardware doesn't run new shit very well.
Nah, must be an Apple conspiracy.
My iMac 2007 is running El Capitan fine. Check mate Apple haters.
They don't do it to their Macs, they do it to their iOS devices. A Macbook Pro from 2009 still runs El Capitan and works as well as the day you got it. Hell, you can roll back to Snow Leopard or install Windows/Linux instead if you want to.
iOS devices are crippled intentionally and you can't even roll back or change the OS if you wanted to. You just have to suffer with horrible lag and stutter until you either cave and buy a new iPhone (because all of your applications are bought through the App Store and you're locked in anyways) or wise up and move to a consumer-respecting phone.
Apple is dead set on supporting every device they currently sell, even when the device was woefully underpowered on release and has no chance of running the latest iOS well (iPhone 4, 4S). So they're forced to either drop support for a phone people can still actively purchase, stop selling a phone prematurely because they can't support it anymore, or release the OS on those devices (usually with significantly gimped feature set - but full API support) and hope people cut them some slack.
In my opinion, if people had the option to downgrade their iPhone this wouldn't even be an issue. Those who want the latest app support, even if it means a slower, laggier device can have it, while those who were just fine how they were can stick to the older version. But that would be "fragmentation" and Apple cares more about their image than their actual users.
they don't really gimp their older products though
well besides the fonts that don't look as good on non retina screens, but other than that mac fags are perfectly fine using even 2009 macbook pros to this day
>topic about coding
>lul what LAPTOP do you use?!?! that's THE MOST important thing and i need to know
Macfags should be rounded up and gassed.
does your imac have weird artifacts and uneven backlighting?
my friend has one like that. and weirdly enought he artifacts show up in VNC, but not team viewer which is really weird.
other than that it runs el cap just fine considering it has only 4 gigs of ram.
even linus own a mac, obviously running linux but anyway probably for the build quality
once repaired an 2008 macbook pro and it was quite nice to work on it, everything accessible like on thinkpads
but nowadays macbooks are pretty much made to not be repairable
Why the fuck is /g/ so obssessed with Apple? Every time the company gets mentioned someone has the post that picture of that fat white guy with the tattoo and that asian guy with a giant iPhone on his head.
>no user upgrades
>overheats and throttles
>b-but muh unibody
Everybody knows that Apple is only trying to make tech illiterates think that their products are better because of their looks at this point.
Your computer from 2004 doesn't force you to run windows 7 with a butt load of programs though. It is malicious for a company to knowingly push out updates for a device that they know for 100% certainty it can not run smoothly.