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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RE[3]: file versioning
by Neolander on Tue 7th Aug 2012 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: file versioning"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Heh, I live in a weird country where Apple laptops can have the same problems as others, including clogged up fans and overheating, random resets, failing motherboard power lines, keyboards, and wireless chips...

Most likely, we are holding them wrong.

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RE[4]: file versioning
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:20 in reply to "RE[3]: file versioning"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

To be fair, I got a Macbook the same time as I got my last Dell work laptop. Guess which one is still working and has enough charge in the battery to last over 2 hours? Not the Dell. The Dell travelled a little, but mostly got left on a desk. I think Nvidia was the real culprit, but it's pretty much a relic of the "parts" cupboard now, along with a similar model that was about 6 months older.

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RE[5]: file versioning
by Neolander on Tue 7th Aug 2012 09:33 in reply to "RE[4]: file versioning"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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.

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. After all, if there was a magical way to make consumer electronics more durable, every PC OEM would know about it by now.

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