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Re: A Computer
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 11:49:35 PM »
I disagree.  I had Macs for years and last year I switched to Windows - tired of paying 3 times as  much for the same thing.

I did try Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint before settling for Windows - I liked all of them, especially Kubuntu - except for the small matter that none of them work! And if you can get them working properly, wait 5 minutes and they'll break again.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2013, 01:04:33 PM »
My Dell is hanging on to life by its fingernails so I've put off buying a new one until I absolutely need to.

I think we've narrowed it down to either a Macbook Pro or an HP Envy, depending on how much I want to drop. 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2013, 08:29:44 PM »
Once you go Mac, you never go back.
 

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2013, 09:33:37 PM »
Once you go Mac, you never go back.

Unless you get tired of them breaking down on you...
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 11:03:29 PM »
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back  ;)

Once you go Mac, you never go back.

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2013, 01:25:10 AM »
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back  ;)

Once you go Mac, you never go back.

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2013, 01:26:03 AM »
I thought I was being really clever, too.  :-\
 

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Re: A Computer
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 02:33:56 AM »
I thought I was being really clever, too.  :-\

At this point in human history, we're all just repeating things which have probably been said at least thousands of times before.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 02:26:56 PM »
I thought I was being really clever, too.  :-\

At this point in human history, we're all just repeating things which have probably been said at least thousands of times before.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2013, 01:05:09 AM »
By the way, while I'm here - I'm getting Linux cravings again.  Is there an easy way to set it up alongside Windows without using that silly installer that puts it on the same partition as Windows?  I was thinking maybe that's why it didn't work properly.

Does anyone even know what I'm talking about?
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2013, 01:31:32 AM »
Peanut:
Backup goodies on your computer
Wipe computer
Partition hard disk with Linux
Install Linux
Enjoy Linux
Install Windows on secondary partition
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2013, 01:35:34 AM »
Peanut:
Backup goodies on your computer
Wipe computer
Partition hard disk with Linux
Install Linux
Enjoy Linux
Install Windows on secondary partition

I tried that and it was too hard for my poor peanut brain :( Also I don't have a retail windows disc, only the restore disc that came with the computer.  Pity because Kubuntu was very nice to use, except when it wasn't.  ;D
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2013, 01:46:29 AM »
Peanut:
Backup goodies on your computer
Wipe computer
Partition hard disk with Linux
Install Linux
Enjoy Linux
Install Windows on secondary partition

I tried that and it was too hard for my poor peanut brain :( Also I don't have a retail windows disc, only the restore disc that came with the computer.  Pity because Kubuntu was very nice to use, except when it wasn't.  ;D

There are ways that you can repartition the Windows disk to make it smaller and install a Linux OS.

It's just really hard and liable to tank your Windows partition, because Windows is dumb.
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2013, 01:56:44 AM »
Darn. I'm too scared to try that. I guess next time I get a new computer I'll specifically look for a system that's reputed to work with Linux.  I can tolerate Windows 7 but I don't want none of this Win 8 nonsense!  :P
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Re: A Computer
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2013, 02:46:37 PM »
Well our dell officially died so my hand was forced.  I was tempted to go Mac, but we wanted a larger screen and the Macbook pro 15" was just too expensive.  Almost 2k for a laptop? I can't justify that right now

So I went with an HP Envy.   So far I like it with one major exception.  Windows 8.  Its dumb.  Imagine literally attempting to merge the tablet/smartphone world with the PC world and you have Windows 8.  It's worthless.  When you first start up the computer it takes you to your home screen which has all your apps on it.  Just like a tablet or smartphone you can download apps and it displays them on this screen.  But then at the bottom you have an icon labeled desktop which takes you to your regular windows desktop, minus the start button on the bottom.   So far it's a little difficult to get around just because you're never sure if you should be using the desktop or the app page.  I have a feeling I won't use the app page at all

But other than that it's a good machine.  It runs fast, the trackpad/mouse thing is ok once you get used to it, the raised keyboard makes typing easy, the HD screen is large, and it's an aesthetically pleasing laptop.  The best thing by far though is the sound.  The Envy uses Beats Audio which has incredible sound quality.  I think it's going to be a serviceable laptop for what we need.  Internet browsing/streaming movies.  I probably would have been happier with the Mac, but for $1000 bucks less this HP will do the trick. 
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