Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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hardware NOT more reliable
by lqsh on Mon 25th May 2009 22:47 UTC
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I bought an aluminum MacBook about a month ago. After a week or so, it would not charge. Apple told me it needed to be replaced, so returned it.

The replacement MacBook lasted about 3 weeks until the CD/DVD drive stopped working - getting it replaced.

I like OS X. I love the trackpad! The trackpad actually makes me more productive.

My MacBook is very quiet and stays cool.

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