That’s for sure Also, they’re riddled with their DRM, e.g. the iPhone.
At this stage, I don’t even use a dedicated MP3 player. My phone (a Nokia) and a spare battery does the trick.
[QUOTE=debro;2553832]But Apple excels with simple software interfaces, where other companies with superior hardware are sorely under performing with their user interfaces.[/QUOTE]
I agree here and the same goes with software such as Linux.
E.g. Linux was a wonderful software package manager, just select the software or driver, click install and a minute or two later, the job is complete. That is assuming it has the software/driver/version you’re after.
However, if the software/driver is not in the package manager, then downloading and extracting the software, searching for and downloading dependencies and in turn dependencies for those dependencies is what makes Linux a real pain. I ran into this issue several times when I had Linux (PCLinuxOS 2007) on my first Netbook.