Is Apple Turning Into Microsoft?

I’ve been a fairly happy Apple/OS/X user for the past three to four years. Before that, I was a Windows user that finally became disgusted enough to finally make the jump.

Most computer users are well aware of the arguments, both pro and con.

Up until now, I’ve been happy. Up until now, everything simply worked. Ahem, up until now…

What is different now? It’s called Lion. Depending on what you use your machine for, Lion can be great. However, there’s a dark side to Apple’s latest feline incarnation. If you use a wide variety of software with your particular Mac, chances are Lion is going to break things – perhaps things that you rely on. Say, a podcasting application called “Ubercaster” that no longer functions 100% for starters, or how about a Verizon USB 3G aircard that worked fine in both Leopard and Snow Leopard, but Lion somehow just cannot recognize?

Being a long-time Windows user, I’m used to the new version of the O/S screwing things up, sometimes royally. However, that bad Microsoft habit of releasing half-baked, buggy operating system updates seems to have migrated from Redmond down to Cupertino.

It wasn’t as if I expected something like this might happen. I’m prepared – I have a backup machine in the form of a 13” white plastic Macbook that I purposely kept on  Snow Leopard. Unfortunately, the most recent Snow Leopard updates Apple has sent out have broken Ubercaster entirely on that machine, rendering the backup machine rather useless at the moment for podcast recording. The Ubercaster application will no longer load, even the latest updated version.

Ubercaster still works on my Macbook Pro running Lion, but the setup is now unreliable.

Also, Lion seems to not even work properly with Apple’s own hardware. When I touch the touchpad on my 3-year-old Macbook Pro 17 it no longer makes the screen wake up after it has turned off – it’s now necessary to hit a key to make the screen come back on.

What was Apple thinking? Probably of money.

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Big weekend for my son details in my show! Bad weekend for Hilton Hawaiian Village plus we have a time capsule winner of a $50.00 gift certificate. I spend some time of the Google and Amazon digital book debate going on, looking for Ohana weigh in. We had a great round table this weekend show will be posted shortly at TechPodcasts.com as well.

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GNC-2007-11-16 #317

This is the last show produced here on Historic Ford Island in Honolulu next two shows will be done by guest hosts and I will be back on the show on the 27th of Nov from our new recording location overlooking Oahu in Upper Makakilo

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GNC-2007-10-30 #313

Recorded this show with little or no sleep in the past 48 hours so fair warning it should be entertaining from a sleep deprivation stand point.

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You Tube Time?
Blogger Grammar Errors
NBC Crying about Apple iTunes Pricing
Google Spam and how it works
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Cable Rulings for Apartments
Controlling the Internet
AT&T does the Right thing for once
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Video Not Easy or Cheap???
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Harmony Mounted and Occupied
New Pages on Blubrry!
Net Neutrality Rears its head
RIAA has another Set Back :{
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Leopard Hacked to Run on PC
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GNC-2007-10-25 #312

MovableType gets a double barrel blast during this show. Lots of pledges coming into the OLPC fund raiser. Send your paypals to podcast@podcastconnect.com

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Domain Snatching Investigation
10 Google Products you forgot about
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SanDisk Sues Everyone
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Google Pagerank
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GNC-2007-10-05 #306

We have Cherie from the Cheriecast.com as the guest on the show for the first 15 minutes or so and then and really full show content with some soapbox time as well.

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iPhone Sales tied to Unlocking
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GNC-2007-06-19 #277

Congrats to our two newsletter winners, listen to win tonight. Lots of great content tonight late start here but lots of past show feedback at the end of the show.

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Google Labs
Google Public policy
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Top 10 Destroy Planet Earth
Blockbuster = Blu-ray
HDMI Switch
Nascar and AT&T
Zune Marketplace Expands
Safari Bashed by Windows Users
Car Buried for 50 Years
100 Legal Free Games
Mac Defrag
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Ten Photo Mistakes
Leopard PC Switching
Wash a Keyboard
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iPhone not so Sweet
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