Interesting... Especially in light of the fact that Apple broke SMB and FTP sharing with Windows on OSX Lion which worked in 10.3-10.6 versions. Apple does not care about interoperability unless they feel that they need it to sell their "shiny" products.
Before anyone judges my motives. I own 2 iPods. a 60GB iPod classic, and a 16GB Nano. And I actually do prefer iTunes for music management. My problem with Apple is that they have a fancy GUI on an Open Source code and standard hardware (at least internally) and yet they charge a premium to sell or service it. They were still selling Core2Duo MacBook Pros for $1800 when Windows Laptops were coming with 2nd Gen i7 QuadCores for less than $1200. They are beautiful and stylish, they work well, and are completely overpriced. Are they better?... Sure. Are they 50% to 100% better (based on pricing for similar hardware)?... No. They did some good when they went to Intel chipsets and processors, but now they are going back to their proprietary hardware roots, and dictating to the public what they "need" and what they do not. I actually saw a post on the Apple Support forum that there is "NEVER" a reason for anyone to use FTP, so Apple should have gotten rid of it completely, not just made it all but impossible to configure and use. What about LAN communications with legacy apps and hardware.
Apple's niche is people looking for shiny new tech that looks pretty. They are not "Business" class machines.
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