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post #82966 of 109053
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Lol why would you buy a mac just to only run windows?

Lenovo is good as everyone said. If you want longevity stick with them, but honestly you could just save a couple hundred and upgrade slightly more frequently.

 

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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

so rice cookers and laptops....

if you're going to get a mac, wait until the next generation of releases. having one myself, i can say a lot of it hype, but it definitely does get the job done. if we're doing a price:quality ratio, it's not worth it though.

rice cookers. i use cuckoo for my needs. zojirushi has a lot more visibility in the us because it's a japanese company, but korean rice cookers are nothing to snuff at these days.

 

I used to work in support, and one of the key things with Macs vs PCs is that Macs would last about 6 years on average while PCs need replacing after 3, so even though the Mac cost more it ended up cheaper for the company on average.  Macs also have less of a "slowdown" due to the way the OS is designed.  However, these are business-oriented Dells, so I'm sure there are higher-end Windows laptops with a longer lifespan.  

 

Edit: only talking about laptops.

post #82967 of 109053
Even if it lasts 6 years, a 6 year old computer is basically ancient. Time to upgrade just based on performance alone. Plus some stuff only runs on windows. Plus I too dislike apple smile.gif
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

so rice cookers and laptops....

rice cookers. i use cuckoo for my needs. zojirushi has a lot more visibility in the us because it's a japanese company, but korean rice cookers are nothing to snuff at these days.

Thanks, those indeed look pretty solid.
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Not an expert by any means, or much of a Mac user even, but it seems Macs have an inherent software moratorium.

I got a macbook back in 2007 (still works!) but it basically hasn't been able to run the internet in 3 years because Mac stopped supporting their old software once they put out a new OS.

The conspiracy theorist in me says it's their way of forcing Mac people to buy new Mac products even if their hardware's still good.

post #82970 of 109053
... I bought a MBP in 2008, another in 2009 and bought a MBA a month ago. Two run mountain lion and run it fine, and the third only has snow leopard because I bought the newer MBP to replace it (water damage that was my fault, but the laptop still works fine somehow after i replaced the battery). So I can run any piece of software you want on any of the three computers.
post #82971 of 109053
I bought a Mac Pro last year and had a slightly different experience. It was the first time I tried one of Apple's towers, so I was really excited to check it out. But when I pressed the "on" switch, nothing happened. I checked the plug, I checked my circuit breaker, I ran all sorts of tests while the world's most patient customer support person waited for what seemed like hours. But still nothing. Perplexed and desperate, I took out my screw driver and started to unscrew one of the tower's side panels. And, as soon as I removed the two bottom screws, a huge pile of POPEYE'S CHICKEN NUGGETS spilled out. It was amazing. The computer still didn't work, because apparently a worker at Foxcon replaced the circuit boards with his lunch by mistake. But I DIDN'T CARE. IT WAS POPEYES. My day was made.
post #82972 of 109053
I imagine that circuit board was probably not nearly as tasty as your Popeyes.
post #82973 of 109053
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Originally Posted by futuresailors View Post

Not an expert by any means, or much of a Mac user even, but it seems Macs have an inherent software moratorium.
I got a macbook back in 2007 (still works!) but it basically hasn't been able to run the internet in 3 years because Mac stopped supporting their old software once they put out a new OS.
The conspiracy theorist in me says it's their way of forcing Mac people to buy new Mac products even if their hardware's still good.

You're full of shit.
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Do you realize neither of those links relates even the slightest to what he said?
post #82976 of 109053

Real talk.  Haven't been able to run netflix on it for 2 years because I can't update to silverlight 5.

Quick google because actually diggin it out and booting up to take a screenshot is too much work.

"Welcome to Silverlight forum!

According to the link below, Macintosh OS 10.5.7+ (intel-based) is the minimum requirements of the compatible operating systems for Silverlight 5.  Thus, you can't install Silverlight 5 until you install Macintosh OS 10.5.7+ (intel-based)."

post #82977 of 109053
Silverlight is a Microsoft product. What the fuck does that have to do with Apple?

Netflix is transitioning away from Silverlight.

(Also, Netflix is not "the internet.")
post #82978 of 109053

Silverlight is a plugin. It's used on such popular sites as Netflix.

Example: My 2007 Macbook ceased being able to stream netflix in 2011 because they required an upgrade to silverlight 5, which was no longer supported by the old operating system.

Point being Mac's hardware lasts a while, but unless you sink money into the new operating systems you only get a couple years out of the software.

post #82979 of 109053
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Originally Posted by futuresailors View Post

Not an expert by any means, or much of a Mac user even, but it seems Macs have an inherent software moratorium.
I got a macbook back in 2007 (still works!) but it basically hasn't been able to run the internet in 3 years because Mac stopped supporting their old software once they put out a new OS.
The conspiracy theorist in me says it's their way of forcing Mac people to buy new Mac products even if their hardware's still good.

this is true in only one sense, you can't upgrade to the latest whatever is called OS X 10.8 if you have anything from early-2008 and before. while my MB met the hardware requirements, it was a firmware issue and they don't release a firmware update to allow me to install 10.8

i don't really like apple and the environment in the store is off-putting. i much prefer building a linux system.

but i did just pick up a brand new MBP and it's pretty nice cool.gif
post #82980 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

I bought a Mac Pro last year and had a slightly different experience. It was the first time I tried one of Apple's towers, so I was really excited to check it out. But when I pressed the "on" switch, nothing happened. I checked the plug, I checked my circuit breaker, I ran all sorts of tests while the world's most patient customer support person waited for what seemed like hours. But still nothing. Perplexed and desperate, I took out my screw driver and started to unscrew one of the tower's side panels. And, as soon as I removed the two bottom screws, a huge pile of POPEYE'S CHICKEN NUGGETS spilled out. It was amazing. The computer still didn't work, because apparently a worker at Foxcon replaced the circuit boards with his lunch by mistake. But I DIDN'T CARE. IT WAS POPEYES. My day was made.

This is quite possibly the best bcd post ever and best thing I've read in months, I had no idea what was coming and am literally LOLing in my chair right now ahahahahahaaaa oh man still dying.

Thanks bruh.
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