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Old Feb 25, 2008, 2:35pm   #22
 
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Sorry, yes, I read that but was wondering if anyone else had any info.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 3:01pm   #23
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Sorry, yes, I read that but was wondering if anyone else had any info.
MS Office and the dominance of Exchange for email/scheduling etc within an organization. MS use of closed file formats in Office documents to protect their monoply.

In years gone by, Visual Basic which allowed any idiot to knock together an application that looked like it might work.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 3:18pm   #24
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Sorry, yes, I read that but was wondering if anyone else had any info.
If you want some more reasons, try the ineptitude of some MS's competitors eg the Unix wars with the fragmentation of Unix into several different flavours and the lack of any real cooperation amongst Unix vendors to produced a decent desktop to work on top of the fundamentally sound X Window System.

This at a time when OS offerings from microsoft (or Apple) were simply laughable compared to Unix.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 4:51pm   #25
 
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Ah.

I remember X Windows. Was the first GUI I used.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 4:52am   #26
 
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Last year I decided to purchase a Macbook Pro. I got an extremely nice Apple Student Developer discount which stacked with the student discount from my university.

At first, I was extremely pleased. I've long been a unix/linux user, and having a nice fully supported OS with a freebsd based kernel was very appealing.

Slowly my infatuation faded, and I realized what a terrible product I had purchased. To be honest, my Macbook Pro crashes more than any other computer I've ever owned. The build quality is absolutely horrible and materials are slowly disintegrating / warping. The integrated CD/DVD drive has given out, and can no longer burn anything.

These machines are not meant to last, and I really wish I had purchased a ThinkPad instead.
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Slowly my infatuation faded, and I realized what a terrible product I had purchased. To be honest, my Macbook Pro crashes more than any other computer I've ever owned. The build quality is absolutely horrible and materials are slowly disintegrating / warping. The integrated CD/DVD drive has given out, and can no longer burn anything.

These machines are not meant to last, and I really wish I had purchased a ThinkPad instead.
Sorry, I'm not a mac fanboi, but this is simply not true.

Most likely, if you've had a bad experience with Apple it's just bad luck. They get Monday morning/Friday afternoon machines, just like every other vendor. Build quality on all modern Apple hardware is second to none; far superior to anything in the PC mould, with the possible (equal) exception of something like AlienWare - again, a premium-priced product.

DVD drives regularly pack up on all kinds of machines. Apple are not unique. I regularly replace them.

As for not meant to last ... well, I'm writing this on a wonderfully fast PowerBook G4, 3 years old. Upstairs, I have an old clunker iMac G3; far from fast, but it still runs fine. However, I have done maintenance work on Apples (and ThinkPads, amongst other things) because occasionally there are problems here and there. But please don't go spouting things that aren't true, simply because you've had a slightly bad experience with a product.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 9:54pm   #28
 
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To claim that mac build quality is "far superior" to every PC with the (possible) exception of AlienWare. Interesting.

Don't you think that it fits into the criteria for:
"don't go spouting things that aren't true"

and would risk the spouter self classifying as a:
"mac fanboi"?

Come on here?
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