I’m with you, Steve — I have to use a Windoze 10 laptop for some tasks at my 
new job; but my MacBook Pro is sitting on the desk, too, and gets more use.  
And you’re correct, you’re not “locked in” with hardware; my iPhone and MacBook 
Pro’s calendars and email apps tie in just fine with my employer’s Outlook 
server, and I can access file servers across the LAN or VPN connections.  I can 
work on both sides of the fence; I just prefer the experience that comes with 
the Apple ecosystem.  Stuff just tends to work.

And yes, I’m a pretty happy Raymarine guy, too… so I can get double-flamed now 
on the list…   :^)

— Fred

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI

> On Sep 20, 2016, at 8:37 PM, Stevan Plavsa via CnC-List 
> <cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:
> Patrick, I have to chime in for Apple here - and not speaking to the iPhone 7 
> because I haven't been paying attention and I'm an Android guy, but there is 
> no "hardware lock in" with Apple. "Ecosystem" lock in, absolutely. You get 
> the iPhone so you're locked to their App store - yes. This is also true for 
> Android. There are benefits and there are drawbacks, but hardware lock in - 
> no. They use all the same ports everyone else uses these days. I'm a Windows, 
> Linux and Mac guy ... Someone wants to take my macbook? - from my cold dead 
> hands!
> The XPS laptops and that come close in industrial design these days - they 
> have that nice edge display. But it's still Windows and well, Windows was my 
> first, but it's a total kludge fest compared to the UI in OSX. I use both, 
> every day and once upon a time, back in the OS9 days, I made fun of the mac 
> guys. 
> Steve
> Suhana, C&C 32
> Toronto


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