Nice inaccuracies but who's ranting now?
Interesting that you think you know better than me what came on this machine. LOL. Believe me, I was pretty surprised when I found out there was NO word processor that lasted more than 30 days. Your argument that I should have known better is interesting?especially in light of the millions that Apple spends advertising that their machines have what you need right out of the box. And, oh yeah, making fun of that Microsoft dweeb whose machine didn't come with what he needed.
But the general tenor of your remarks is familiar. You're an Apple zealot, and while I wasn't quite so obnoxious about it, I was once one too. It made me slow to realize obvious things. Like the day the computer tech came up to our floor and told me the machine would have to go. And I was the only one asking, "Why?" We were going all PC because OS 9.0 was so unstable that the machines kept crashing at far higher rate than the PCs. She had the data to back it up too. But I'd suffered all my Apple crashes gladly, secure in my unsupported belief that the PCs would be even worse. But by the late 90s that was no longer so. OS X has been a great improvement, no doubt.
Like I said, I had been willing to overlook the minor stuff. Then I think: I spent DOUBLE what my PC friends did. Shouldn't the stuff at least hold up? I think it should. You apparently think that's the customer's lookout. OK by me if you do. But I'm just guessing most people, who are shopping for a computer think the basic components should hold up more than three years. That many people's screens are failing so quickly is a fact. Not a rant. Have a nice day!