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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Buy off-lease corporate Dells
by ze_jerkface on Fri 28th Sep 2012 01:06 UTC
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

God those things are rock solid.

I keep two laptops because the turn-around time with taking a computer into a shop is too long for me.

Having 3 computers fail is pretty bad luck. If I liked OSX I would build a hackintosh. I also find those Apple stores to be creepy, like a weird cult for hipsters.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yep, Dell Latitudes and Vostros are some nice kit, and you can get them extremely cheap from off-lease vendors. At my part time job the manager has a preferred customer account with a Dell reseller and we run mostly off-lease Dells in house. My test bench machine is an Optiplex that is the coolest and quietest Core2Duo machine I've ever used, apart from a Mac mini. Even our server is a Dell, and it has never had downtime apart from system updates in the past five years.

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RE: Buy off-lease corporate Dells
by gfx1 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 04:36 in reply to "Buy off-lease corporate Dells"
gfx1 Member since:
2006-01-20

Apple has een online store without the hipsters.
It is a bit slow, no next day delivery.
I have a mac mini and I like it.
But I hate the way it works with USB storage or a Kindle.
Always writing little hidden files to CF cards, always complaining that it wasn't removed properly.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

To prevent system files:
http://osxdaily.com/2010/02/03/how-to-prevent-ds_store-file-creatio...

When removing a memory card, drag it to the trashcan, eject it from the Finder or right click and select the right option. Then remove the card when its icon disappears.

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