For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby aj » 1 Jan 2010, 1:24am

Hi Kwackers, your experiences must be different from mine but that's how it goes, some find Microsoft stuff works for them and some, myself included find it doesn't. I've used a Mac but can't ever recall having been forced to download anything or had any problems finding apps that I need to use it. I do however find Linux works well, is quick and easy to install and configure, seldom needs any attention apart from regular updates to keep it running sweetly and it does everything I need without hassle, its just miles easier to use for me than Windows ever was.

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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby Mick F » 1 Jan 2010, 9:27am

I'm AppleMac and love it.

I know the people at Apple have a strangle-hold on the software, but although it annoys me, I'm actually happy!
The OS is rock-solid, the machines work every time, and when you buy one, it works straight away without having to fuss and faff about.

Providing you do a maintenance routine every now and again, there are no crashes, no issues, and no problems.
Maybe that's the same with a PC.
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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby mrbarry » 1 Jan 2010, 1:18pm

Apple is far better than PC. Apple is stable, reliable, fool proof almost. Mainly due to the lack of outragous toolbars and other installs that windows allows. New hardware and soft ware for a mac just goes on and works, first time, every time. Its not so with PC. I format my PC every few months and drag a drive image back to the hard disk so it is exactly the way I set it up day one, you just have to be sure to back up all data before hand or keep it in a 'D' drive hard disk as I do. Its something you dont have to do with mac but it takes 30 minutes and does keep things running well and virus free.
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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby pete75 » 1 Jan 2010, 10:30pm

mrbarry wrote:Apple is far better than PC. Apple is stable, reliable, fool proof almost. Mainly due to the lack of outragous toolbars and other installs that windows allows. New hardware and soft ware for a mac just goes on and works, first time, every time. Its not so with PC. I format my PC every few months and drag a drive image back to the hard disk so it is exactly the way I set it up day one, you just have to be sure to back up all data before hand or keep it in a 'D' drive hard disk as I do. Its something you dont have to do with mac but it takes 30 minutes and does keep things running well and virus free.


So your point is that Apple is the best machine for fools :-)

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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby mrbarry » 1 Jan 2010, 10:40pm

lol. If apple had the support Microsoft have from 3rd party developers apple would be the choice for the Wise ;)


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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby kwackers » 2 Jan 2010, 10:12am

As with all these things, if it runs the software you want then fine. If not then chose something that does.

The Apple vs Microsoft vs Linux arguments runs long and deep. I use Microsoft because most of the software I want to run isn't available on a Mac or under Linux (and if it was I refuse to pay silly money for outdated hardware). It's an argument you can only have if you generally use fairly generic software which is available on more than one platform.
(Having said that, for their service to DRM and prolonging the agony I refuse to buy Apple products on principle - but that's a separate issue.)

PC's are not consumer items, they were never designed as such. What people really need is an embedded OS in a set top box. With the growing trend for online apps and storage, going out and buying a 4 core monster that requires it's own power station just to surf the web makes no sense these days.

Oh and a quick Linux rant - it really gets my goat these days that lazy manufacturers embed the thing onto everything they can rather than write proper embedded apps. I bought a remote control the other day - and b****r me if it doesn't have to boot! A quick investigation shows it's running Linux! It's a remote control! Why does it need to run Linux?

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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Jan 2010, 10:16pm

Well, I called in at the surgery today and it seems they need it for their records. As I remember the days of the gram-o-phone (pace "Alas Smith and Jones") we used to use Emitex and if we made do with a damp cloth it was tapwater. NHS cuts, I suppose.

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Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Postby meic » 5 Jan 2010, 11:24pm

Maybee they are making the records, some Ureaformaldehyde plastic possibly.
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