On the contrary. AT&T's service is so bad that I don't see how Directv could make it worse.
You realize there are go-to page buttons right? And bookmarks? And highlighting? They're great for exactly what you say they aren't.
That's nice and all... until a fire burns down that building and you've lost a lifetime of data.
I'm going to drive a car but don't know how. I think I should blame the car manufacturer when I don't read the warnings, don't read instructions, don't bother to get a license, nor do I even try to learn how to drive.
Not really. If you're the kind of person who builds custom computers, when you call them up just say you replaced the motherboard. If they really push (and I've never had a problem with that) then just say the previous one went bad and had to be RMA'd or replaced. They're happy to remove the old motherboard from the license and apply the license to your new one.
I think you're missing the part where the GUI and the OS are two different things.
Here's the deal. I am not a fan of Apple. If I weren't recommending a laptop to someone I would never recommend an Apple product. BUT! When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you. You can't get that with any PC maker. Heck, the best rated PC maker for customer support took a month to repair something for me, and that's after it took me weeks to get them to even look at it. If you think your laptop hardware is ever going to break or die within the timeframe of a warranty (hint: they almost always do), then Apple is really the only option.
You do realize that you can have Android without Google right? That Android and Google Play are not the same thing?
Worse service? Than a cable company? I'm 99.99% sure that is impossible.
I'm not fat, I'm quantum entangled!
For one thing, the knowledge of how humans can survive living in a balloon around another planet?
Of course it relies on centralized servers. Websites have to come from somewhere. Data has to be load-balanced. You don't download and upload a website with a database and hardware.
Really? You can draw on your laptop with a digitizer? What kind of laptop is it? Hint: some people need pen input.
Mobile app touchscreen games? Desktop games? Text based browser games? Console games? Furthermore, what genre? Shooters? Strategy? RPG? MMO? Action? Adventure? Sim? Sports?
Teaching them to program _what_ exactly? Robotics? Video games? Mobile Apps? You're going to have entirely different requirements depending on what you want to program.