because apple restricts everything they can, they are the opposite of free. they want you to have to buy from them, to have to get replacment and upgrade parts from them, to have to buy a new computer from them every couple of years to get an update, if you could build your own apple computer that would ruin everything for them. you can always install linux or BSD (better anyway), or just use Hackintosh (install OS X on a PC). PC's arn't connected to windows in any way, PC's are personal computers, designed and built out of parts that are all interchangable and can be replaced, a company can get a mobo from one place a cpu from another a hard drive from a 3rd, it doesn't matter, originally made by IBM. Apple doesn't do that, they make you have to buy there computers that are only better for the pretty exterior for 66-100% more money. the OS is not an excuse to buy an apple computer, you can have it on a PC or use an even better one thats not windows or OS X. teh33b has got a good idea of whats going on.
· 9 years ago