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 henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: file versioning"
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Again, I've seen Apple's gear get a lot of praise like yours around the web, it just so happens that the one owned by relatives hasn't been so bullet-proof. So I have to wonder if they were just unlucky, or if it is the guys who praise everything Apple for being indestructible that were lucky.

If I drop tested both of them, they'd both be former laptops, so that's not the point. As I said.. both travelled. The Dell was probably used more and for longer periods, but it was the poor quality of the build that killed it. It will randomly freeze and give corrupt video (as I said, Nvidia chipset, probably one of the bad Nvidia graphics processors.) Macbook is still okay, still boots in to Windows 7, Lion and Snow Leopard fine. Still works for extended periods on battery (and battery life is diminished because of age and the fact I maxed the RAM and put a 7800rpm drive in it.) And is still prefectly fine in all respects as a daily driver. I'm not claiming magic - this is all anecdotal anyway, just that average use of two similarly aged laptops the (fairly) generic PC lasted less time than the Macbook.

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