For over a decade, Apple has pushed OS X as the better, more secure alternative to Windows -- but are underlying problems rotting the OS's usefulness for professional applications?
OS X = Stability, security, and peace of mind. That’s been a central tenet of Apple’s marketing philosophy since it launched OS X. In the early 2000s, Apple focused on OS X’s roots in Unix and BSD as well as the lack of malware. Today, following some high-profile malware attacks, the company’s verbiage focuses on Time Machine and application sandboxing. The features and sales pitch may have changed, but the argument hasn’t. Apple presents its operating system and software as the best possible solution whether you’re a kid or a Mac Pro-wielding power user.
The actual quality of the OS that backed up those claims, however, may be slipping. Arecent article from Lloyd Chambers, a professional software engineer and Mac user for the better part of three decades, argues that there are significant number of low level problems with OS X that are undermining its reputation for quality and reliability in high-end work environments.