Windows has DLL Hell!!!
Windows has DLL Hell!!!
The Few...The PROUD...
I (have to) use windows for work but all else I use Mac.
I have just installed W7 in my MBP15 Bootcamp partition and see if it is any good. Conclusion: PUI !
It is definitely better the vista, but underneath, it is still that ugly windows. First thing, you worry about virus. Get a comodo to protect it and that drives me nut....windows must be designed by a team of very naggy old people me think.
Anyway, get a Mac and be done with it.
I'm only wondering how to market a mac with intel 3.06ghz+4gb ram+geforce 9400m+21.5" for $1788. 22" IPS screen only selling at $359 from dell and hardware of the same spec doesn't cost $1400.
And I'm also targeting at their after-sales service and how can macbook pro apple care additional 2 years warranty cost $548 ($274/year & $22.8/month) when it costs $2988 to own one?
And yes, I own a macbook pro which made me never look back (and ate grass from next few months). But after it spoils 3 times in a year (battery, HDD, Mobo) and extended warranty cost yet another $ that costs a typical PC... I'm starting to look back now
i think as with all electronics, there's always luck and how you use your device factors involved.
well for me, 5 years of mac for me, 1 iBook and 1 Macbook, no problems ever.
simultaneously, 5 years, and 4 PC changes, eventually got tired of DIY troubleshooting and got a HP desktop that came with warranty.
prefer macs for watching movies, doing editing, maybe cos i'm used to it.
the only windows com i have is my old netbook, the eee pc.
other then that, using iMacs and MBP, no complaints so far, only the pricing's a little steep when you upgrade the components
The earlier Macs that were made in US were good and lasting, until the production shifted to China. Now, for the newer MIC machines, I have been hearing more people sending their Mac back for servicing and what not and in some cases their Mac broke down just after one year. I also personally find that there is a drop in the quality of the newer made in China iPods, the finishing and fittings were not as good as those US made one.
Using VMWare or Parallels, I can run Windows inside my Mac OS, with lower performance of course. E.g. I allocate 4 GB of disk space and 1 GB of RAM from my system to the Windows VM. That leaves 3 GB of RAM for the Mac OS.
I have to run Windows because I prefer a terminal emulation program only available on Windows.
If there's a drop in quality of the product, they could have extended the warranty period so that users like me would find more value in the $ i spend on their product.
Luckily now my macbook pro is still working (but warranty expired)... if it had spoilt anytime soon... it would become a $3k waste metal... send it for repair = more $$$ for parts/service
and also that's why they can afford to sell cheaper than apple. If apple shifts the production to china, they must know their production cost is reduced (and probably quality) and all the more they ought to offer the warranty for such a highly priced computer product. Otherwise, they could have set the price to be competitive among other brands. Why pay more?
aiyah just use both windows and mac then get the one you prefer using