Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[5]: Umm...Build your own?
by Morgan on Fri 28th Sep 2012 00:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Umm...Build your own?"
Morgan
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Hey, it happens. Several times I've seen cheap surge protectors do the opposite of what they are supposed to. I once did a service call where the Staples brand surge protector had melted, shorted itself and subsequently destroyed the power supply in the client's computer.

I've always told my clients, friends and coworkers to seek out a good UPS instead of a common surge protector for expensive electronics. You get a lot of added benefits like line conditioning (brownouts can cause damage too) and the obvious safe shutdown window. If you have Windows 7 or GNU/Linux with the proper drivers, your OS will treat the UPS as a built-in battery and give you health and status info as well.

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