Since I will be using it to surf the internet/email/light work, decided to just go with another PC. Couldn't justify a Mac for what I am looking to do. Also found the Lenovo IBM shareholder discount website, was some great deals on it for the month of August.
2009/2010 - 28
2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles
2008/09 - 33
It is 6 years old....
"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I hate the Mac/PC ads. All the garbage they spew is based on people's perceptions of PCs and their past vices, not the current state of the OS. The people that I've talked to that don't expect to run Vista on a 5 year old computer don't have any real issues, and I prefer it over XP.
The real issue that I have with Apple is the control they exert over their products. Want to run OS on hardware of your choosing? Well, unless the laptop has Nvidia 9400M graphics, you're SOL unless you spend $2K. Want an IPod? Stuck with using iTunes. Want to run software not explicitly authorized for the iPhone? You might get sued.
If I want a *nix system, I'll take Linux. For 80% of users out there, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE are fine. It's actually very user friendly for web browsing, office productivity, and email. The next 19% are better suited by Windows or Macs, then the last 1% are probably fine with Linux as well. I count myself in the 19% portion, where I want/need to do stuff that takes some command line stuff in Linux that I'm just not up to. But given a decent chunk of that stuff that takes command lines is gaming, Mac doesn't suit me either.
Plus there's the whole issue with Steve Jobs being the spawn of Satan, and the contract he has with daddy (the Devil) that says for each Apple product sold the Devil gets part of the purchaser's soul.
Killington: 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/6, 12/10, 12/12, 12/13, 12/22, 12/23, 1/1, 1/2, 1/9, 1/10, 1/23, 1/24 (15)
Ski Sundown: 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/24, 12/30, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/11 - 1/22, 1/26-1/30 (27)
EH XC: 12/21 (1)
WNY XC/NELSAP BC: 12/29 (1)
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