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[6]: Thinkpad + Linux
by brichpmr on Mon 1st Oct 2012 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Thinkpad + Linux"
brichpmr
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2006-04-22

It's not a judgment, but a legit question. If your time has any significant value, then you may want to figure that into the calculus of building a system vs selecting a retail system.

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RE[7]: Thinkpad + Linux
by ichi on Mon 1st Oct 2012 11:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Thinkpad + Linux"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

It's not a judgment, but a legit question. If your time has any significant value, then you may want to figure that into the calculus of building a system vs selecting a retail system.


I don't think anyone would build their home system on their own unless that counted as "time spent on hobbies", anyway.

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RE[7]: Thinkpad + Linux
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Thinkpad + Linux"
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2005-07-06

It's not a judgment, but a legit question. If your time has any significant value, then you may want to figure that into the calculus of building a system vs selecting a retail system.

It's a flawed reasoning. The choice (web research and such) of components takes pretty much the same amount of time whether you build the machine yourself or not (or it doesn't take much of any time at all, if you don't care much). The time of shipping or hopping into a shop ...also pretty comparable.

So that leaves the difference of putting it all together and configuring... but it's not some intensive task, you can do that while essentially relaxing (just like, say, cooking your favourite foods; when listening to music in the background or smth - do you really see such that, do you really see all your time, in the categories of "what is it worth"?)

Edited 2012-10-05 00:12 UTC

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