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  •  A-yup. (2+ / 0-)
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    Subterranean, Wee Mama

    In year 27 of Mac ownership, I'm only on desktop Mac #4. All in--including monitors, specialized keyboards, AppleCare, printers--I'm looking at a cost of about $200/year. And my home computer IS my work computer. I'm on it 24/7/365.

    Also: Never a problem. Ever. So there's that.

    Ho'oponopono. To make things right; restore harmony; heal.

    by earicicle on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 12:29:07 PM PDT

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    •  I had a kernel panic back in 2001! (0+ / 0-)

      I can still remember the desk I was at, what I was working on, and the music I was playing.  

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 12:53:02 PM PDT

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    •  I've had a few problems with my MBP... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...but they were mostly related to my former practice of lugging my laptop from home to work and back again every day, and all the wear and tear (and picking up and setting down and getting my bag bumped and yada yada yada) that comes along with that—which tends not to be good for things like hard drives with all those tiny moving parts.

      No notebook with an HDD can withstand that kind of abuse forever, which is why I got a MacBook Air (SSD) for my "carry around" computer.

      The only other problem I ever had with my MacBook Pro was related to my spilling half a bottle of beer on it. Say about that what you will.

      The latter problem was the only one that wasn't covered by my AppleCare warranty, and in all cases, Time Machine backups have meant I've never had >12 hours of downtime. In my PC days, if my laptop fried out, I'd be weeks trying to recover and reinstall everything.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 02:29:20 PM PDT

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