My work laptop arrived, an HP dragonfly. My home machine has been replaced by an AMD Ryzen beast that rivals a Mac Pro and my only Apple items left is my phone and the kids iPads so my time at AppleTalk has come to an end.
Its been a 12-year journey for me on Apple, going back to the arrival of my Macbook Black, a long period of which was spent on Mactalk, and now AppleTalk.
I leave a little disillusioned by Apple’s current strategy and execs that I think lost touch with the market thanks to their fat paychecks, the stupid XD display and overpriced Mac Pro, the dumbing down of machines to the point of stupidity, the removal of any upgrade capability, the failure to produce a hybrid, the removal of every conceivable port so you have to carry 12 adapters, a decline in the quality of goods. These don’t align with me. Maybe the ARM direction is the right direction, but for me, for now, it isn’t.
Thanks to everyone in the community, been a great group of users. Maybe we’ll see you in a couple of years, but for now, my journey on Apple’s Mac OS has ended. I’ll miss Mac OS, mainly spotlight and iMessage.