Apple must hang onto control of the hardware that the software runs on. Otherwise you have driver nightmares.
I don't know if I agree with that. It seems like if you have a stable, well designed OS, that nothing should crash with a bad driver except the hardware in question. Obviously if it's a video card doing the crashing then you're SOL (cause you can't see anything), but mac's already have 3rd party video cards, so that point is moot.
I'd like to think that OSX would be more graceful about handling exceptions when they happen and not bringing down the whole system, which means that the blame will be rightfully placed on the company in question, not Apple.
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