Please could you make a home router that lasts for more than 2 years.
Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo has apologized for comments he made on Monday that, as he put it, "have been construed by some to be references to Steve Jobs' health." On Monday, in comments to journalists in Sydney, Australia, Lo rather indelicately referred to the Apple CEO's current medical leave of absence in a …
It's the capacitors. The routers all run too hot, the caps just end up dying. The two I've had I've ended up replacing all the electrolytics after a couple of years when they started going flaky (Dropping ADSL connections and even dropping Etherent-side connections), and they were right as rain after that.
"Once Steve Jobs goes away, which is probably not far away..."
Steve has been with Apple for a long time. Bill has already moved on from Microsoft. Surely Steve is wanting to retire soon as well. It's obvious that's what he's referring to, not some impending death of Steve. Granted, his timing made it rather easy to mistake it as referring to health issues, but it's honestly and obviously a "you can't be in the game forever" comment.
Why are so people about death, even talking about it?
It'll be kind of ironic for the guy who has spent so much time telling people what they can, or cannot, do with their property when the Grim reaper calls - even Jobs will have to listen.
Perhaps he should have skipped the transplant as the anti-rejection drugs have, according to experts in the field, made it risky for alternative, more aggressive, treatment.
Reading all comments published upto now, apparently nobody agrees or disagrees with the point made by the man and apparently subscribed by the register: that Apple would do better as an open platform??
Last time they were more open was the time of the clones. MacOS was dreadful compared, the users were mostly graphics companies with Stockholm Syndrome, and the company almost bankrupt. Open up MacOS and --- no! I don't want serial numbers! I want to be able to do clean installs, I want to replace a harddisk and just reinstall; I want to decide my partitioning was stupid and just redo. I do not want to phone MacUK for new serial numbers after 5reinstalls, etc etc.
The point of the mac is the ancient art of mackido -- the one true mac way. Which saves you brainpower and time by not letting you fiddle to find what the machine wants.
/disclosure: I used a Win7 machine 2weeks over Xmas. I thought I was transported back to 2004 and had a mac cheaply airbrushed to look more like windows...
No, I'm normally a Ubuntu person.
... that's where you can find lots of people that said Apple, and/or The Steve, were finished.
Tsk. I own a pile of Apple consumer stuff. And a pile of Netgear consumer stuff too. Thing is, while both piles support IPv4, exactly one pile supports IPv6, and exactly one pile doesn't.
I've got Macs that supported IPv6 ready to turn into fishtanks. Apple's been ready for years; why not Netgear?
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