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[6]: file versioning
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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RE[7]: file versioning
by Neolander on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE[6]: file versioning"
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There we can agree ;)

On a side note, it is unbelievable how long old computers like the first-gen iMac or the PC 1512 could last without any hardware fix other than replacing batteries. My guess is that at the time, they were so expensive that failures such as that of the Geforce 7600M and 8600M was unacceptable.

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RE[8]: file versioning
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 14:35 in reply to "RE[7]: file versioning"
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It is a D830, but it was build to order with XP on it and I don't think Nvidia was part of the standard model. Looks like a "256MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M"... it just freezes. Pulling off the keyboard and running with the motherboard exposed, it'll run for hours. Put it back together, lasts between 10 minutes and half a day. Fans look good. Heat sync looks okay. Might be bad RAM, might be a failing Hard drive, might be the graphics card (my thought), but it's more work that it's worth trouble shooting the issues. There was a D820 that did an identical thing last year and that was confirmed to be the Nvidia graphics card, so I'm pretty sure it's just dead.

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