Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things – a complete solution purchased from Apple with an unsupported and free software install on Apple hardware – call it Apples and oranges if you like.
How Apple works
Apple sells you hardware that they design and specify and they include software for you to run on that hardware. It works, mostly, very well. If it didn’t then they would really be failing – they control everything, know exactly what they need to test with, etc, etc.