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: Thinkpad + Linux
by abdavidson on Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:11 UTC 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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RE[3]: Thinkpad + Linux
by abdavidson on Fri 28th Sep 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Thinkpad + Linux"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh yeah definitely. I knew I saved money from the wallet by doing all that stuff myself; picking and choosing components, putting it together, dealing with the retailers or worse the manufacturers myself if it went wrong.

For some years I used to actually enjoy that stuff (was I mad!?) but after a while it was drudgery that I accepted because... I was saving money.

That was the justification to continue doing it at that point but it took no account of the worth of my time or quality of my life.

Strangely, concurrently to this period I ran my own business and another small organisation for some years and for them I would never have thought of taking that on by myself: for business continuity AND use of my time viewpoints.

It took me a while to get to the point where I realised why am I doing it in my private life?

Again, everyone is in a different place; some people are where I was, some people are where I am, others might be somewhere way different.

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