APPLE FANBOYS, who are encouraged by the press in their belief that there are actually huge numbers of them, are miffed that Google appears to be ignoring them.
At the centre of their discontent is the Google Chrome web browser that has been available for Windows users since September last year.
At the time Google promised that there would be beta Mac and Linux versions out by the end of 2009.
It looks like Google will make its deadline but, shock and horror, it can't get some of the features of Chrome working on OSX.
The new version lacks multi-touch support, 64-bit compatibility, a bookmark manager, bookmark syncing, and browser extensions. App Mode and Google Gears are also missing so it is fairly pointless.
MacDailyNews moans that Google hates Apple users, which is fair enough, most people do. However it claims that the search engine outfit is copying Apple. It writes, "Google hates users of Apple products because Apple product users can clearly see that Google's rushed, never-quite-finished knockoffs, just like Microsoft's, are inferior to products they've had in their hands for years, not to mention that users of Apple products understand that Google's 'Don't be evil' mantra is meaningless PR bullshit."
Of course Apple's search engine has been an inspiration to many and its cloud based office systems are a gem to behold.
Moaning that Google will not provide Apple users with its products while at the same time claiming the Apple version is perfect and original really shows up the psychological flaws in most fanboys' argument.
You can't say, on one hand that Apple products are perfect and original and then moan that there are no rival products on the market. If Safari is so good and perfect why would you want Chrome?
The claim that "Google hates us, because we are special" reads like a mother's useless reason given to her fat, spotty son for why he is being bullied at school. It misses a fundamental point.
Apple is a minority operating system. It is bigger in the US, which is a country famous for having more money than sense, and even there only five percent of people use it.
If you are putting out a browser you want it to run on 95 per cent of machines first. The other five percent are not going to be a priority, particularly if those five percent are screaming in load voices that the browsers they have are brilliant and they don't need anything else. Fanboys need to realise that they cannot have it both ways.
If you read the US press, you might think that Apple is a company with major market share at the cutting edge of design and technology. Steve Jobs only has to cough and it makes the news. But in fact the numbers don't back that up.
Google is a company where numbers are more important than beliefs. Apple fanboys need to wake up to the fact that they are solidly in the minority and any action from a major IT company to provide them with software and services for their bizarrely obscure proprietary operating system is done out of indulgent charity rather than from any compelling business case. µ
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