I don't think I've ever had the OS crash on me. Certain programs, yes.Jonathan wrote:Something I've noticed about Apple stuff is that it feels robust in a sense. I don't mean that in the sense of never crashing (I wish I could say that).
Heh, we can't afford a Mac. I got this eMac used for $150 a couple years ago. Prior to that I had an 800MHz iMac G3 for like 7 years (that I did get new, but I got a special discount) up until the tube died. Its hard drive is now my external drive, thanks to Louisville Geek. My wife's laptop is used, too.sinewav wrote:Pretty much. But that's also a reason NOT to switch. If Linux is just as good as a Mac, then just use the Mac, right? If you can afford it and don't mind proprietary systems, why not?Phytotron wrote:No command-line necessary, ever, for an average user? I mean, even this "compiling from source" stuff. I don't wanna do it. Plug and play? Internet setup?
And yeah, I generally don't approve of Apple's corporate practices. (But I don't like Intel's or Dell's or the hardware manufactures' practices, either, and I'd have to use that, so....) So, Linux is appealing in that sense, plus, yes, money free, too.
Well, I reckon I'll look into it some time.