Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 13:16 UTC
Mac OS X How this passed through Apple's Mountain Lion testing is beyond me. "If one edits a document, then chooses Save As, then BOTH the edited original document and the copy are saved, thus not only saving a new copy, but silently saving the original with the same changes, thus overwriting the original." Just goes to show: do not mess with my ability to save my stuff. There is no one-size-fits-all for this kind of delicate stuff.
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by darknexus on Tue 7th Aug 2012 10:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: file versioning"
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Since Squaretrade's reports put Apple's laptops on par with others as far as reliability is concerned, I tend to lean towards the later option.

I no longer give Squaretrade the time of day, ever since I tried one of their extended warranties on a device I purchased and they absolutely refused to honor it. Waste of money. That being said, laptops fail, no matter who makes them. All hardware can fail in time. I've had Apple machines die, along with HP and Asus. Having said that, perhaps I'm just lucky, but my Apple machines have generally lasted longer before dying. I don't think it's some magic trick that Apple does as some people who are heavily in the rdf seem to believe, but their build quality has generally held up better for me (though they're certainly not Toughbooks).
After all, if there was a magical way to make consumer electronics more durable, every PC OEM would know about it by now.

Yep, but these are the OEMs that are so stuck in a race to the bottom that, even if they did know about a way to magically up the durability of their hardware, they'd never do it and would just keep filling their machines with more and more crapware that nobody wants. A bit of an exageration maybe, but I'm damned if I can actually find a half-decent PC OEM these days which is why, when I want a Windows or Linux machine, I build my own.

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