Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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Either outcome, I'm not fussed
by haydenm on Mon 26th Oct 2009 03:35 UTC
haydenm
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2006-10-29

I owned an iBook G4 back in their heyday, it died after a year and a half. This was no issue because I usually upgrade every year or so.

My favorite thing about Mac is the third-party software. It seems like more people developing for OSX try that little bit extra to make their application that little bit more intuitive/fun to work with. I assume this is to do with the "culture" surrounding the Mac products.

That being said I use windows now because that's what comes installed on Thinkpads. I generally spend around $3000(AUD) for the T-series and have no issue paying this much, mainly because I put these things through hell and back and they always last me till I *want* to upgrade. My current laptop I have dropped down a flight of stairs (while open), dropped from a moving car and spilled 3/4 glass of bourbon and cola on. The only damage that has been done is cosmetic (a couple of cracks around the edges of the lid).

I'm telling you this because for my personal computing I make my decisions based on hardware and while Lenovo keeps making sturdy products I'll keep buying them. Now, making gross generalisations based on my own purchasing habits I assume most Mac users would do the same?

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darknerd Member since:
2009-05-19

I'm telling you this because for my personal computing I make my decisions based on hardware and while Lenovo keeps making sturdy products I'll keep buying them.


For Lenovo, you might want to block outgoing TCP/IP traffic to Chinese sites except for traffic you are intentionally establishing with an external router.

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