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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Maybe a second-hand mac?
by siraf72 on Tue 26th May 2009 05:08 UTC
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I was going to say "get the mac" as honestly I don't know anyone who's bought any mac since OS 10.1 who didn't become a devout and happy accolyte.

BUT, that price for a unibody Macbook is pretty hefty!!

Perhaps a second hand macbook. Just to put into perspective, I do all my work on a 1.8 Macbook Air and it does eveything I need. So anything faster than that will serve you well.

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