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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Thinkpad + Linux
by PieterGen on Fri 28th Sep 2012 10:46 UTC
PieterGen
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2012-01-13

I went for a Lenovo Thinkpad, running Linux. For the following reasons:

1. Hardware: the screen is matte, not glossy. The keyboard sports real keys, not those chicklets. I can take the thing apart and replace every parts (versus Apples "glued together non repairable" approach)

2. Software: I have Linux taylored to my needs. My choice of window manager, file systems (yes, multiple), and so on. It's rock stable and fast.

And of course I have an image on a seperate disk.

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RE: Thinkpad + Linux
by abdavidson on Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:11 in reply to "Thinkpad + Linux"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

I can take the thing apart and replace every parts (versus Apples "glued together non repairable" approach)


If you're wanting to focus on use of it - and for a business in particular you generally would - that is the *last* think you want to be doing though.

In your personal life it's more of a choice and certainly I used to be that man, building every machine for me, friends and family even. But I'm done with that now. I want "just works" combined with "when it doesn't, someone fixes it for me".

Everyone's circumstance is different of course.

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RE[2]: Thinkpad + Linux
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:18 in reply to "RE: Thinkpad + Linux"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I want "just works" combined with "when it doesn't, someone fixes it for me".


Well, that sums it up nicely.

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RE[2]: Thinkpad + Linux
by bitwelder on Fri 28th Sep 2012 20:50 in reply to "RE: Thinkpad + Linux"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

["when it doesn't, someone fixes it for me".

which IMHO goes hand in hand with "I'm a wallet with legs" ;)

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