Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:05 UTC
Apple Not too long ago, I sold my iBook, right after the new MacBook was announced. I planned to buy that same MacBook somewhere this summer; however, I started to doubt. I had second thoughts. Let me explain why I decided to not buy a new Mac, but instead opt for a used G4 PowerMac. Note: After being absent for a week, here is another Sunday Eve Column.
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Crap
by pgquiles on Sun 16th Jul 2006 00:19 UTC
pgquiles
Member since:
2006-07-16

Wow, what a load of crap.

MacBooks are the best value for price in the market right now. You can run Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, whatever on them.

Did I say a Mac is the best Unix workstation out there? Well, in case I had not, I just did.

Unless you will be a Linux user most of the time OR you are going to play games or something that needs a powerful graphics card, there is no excuse not to buy a MacBook. I'm sorry, but they are no longer expensive.

PS: I'm a Linux user 100% of my time.

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RE: Crap
by drsmoothy on Sun 16th Jul 2006 03:46 in reply to "Crap"
drsmoothy Member since:
2005-07-06

Unless you will be a Linux user most of the time OR you are going to play games or something that needs a powerful graphics card, there is no excuse not to buy a MacBook. I'm sorry, but they are no longer expensive.

I bought a Core Duo Dell w/ 1gb ram, a 1400 1050 WSXGA+ Glossy screen and DL-DVD Burner for $650 (thanks to Fatwallet).

A comparable MacBook does not exist, even coming close would cost almost 3 times that.

In addition, the MacBook has a shit magnet that slams the cover shut and a keyboard that just doesn't feel right with the segmented keys. It also doesn't have a second mouse button.

I to am a Linux user 100% of the time now, and for me the MacBook is just not a winning proposition.

I used to have an iBook (till my g/f dropped it). I thought for sure I'd buy the MacBook in favor of it, but I don't like the shit Apple passes off as hardware these days.

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