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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RE: Mac OS X is out of question.
by dagw on Tue 26th May 2009 09:30 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X is out of question."
dagw
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2005-07-06

paying $200 more or $200 less isn't a big deal.

Agreed, except we're not talking $200. Here in Sweden the price difference between the cheapeast Apple laptop and the cheapest laptop with equivalent spec is over $900. Now we can argue quality all day and we'd probably even agree, but $900 is still a lot of money no matter how you look at it.

That being said I really really want a 17" macbook pro, but I'll be the first to admit it's hardly a raitional purchase pricewise.

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