UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: HMALETTER Big gold star, 5000 posts 10+ Year Anniversary! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 66210  
Subject: Note from a Windows tech Date: 11/15/2012 12:13 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
All I asked is why he was getting rid of his Macbook;)

_______________
It’s slow. Parallels sucks. Wireless networking not fully functional. Can’t go “all Mac” because I NEED the Windows for the tools I use (so stuck with Parallels). Not enough external ports (USB, etc.) for a geek like me that wants 13 different things connected at once. Lack of peripherals for my needs. Anything simple is easy, anything not so simple is almost impossible. I tried… Lord knows I tried… but I just… can’t… do it… It’s reinforced my opinion that the Mac is exactly what I thought it was – the most stable and best computer for the average user, but at this time the absolute WORST choice for a technician. And even if more tools started coming out for it I don’t think it will EVER be suitable for a technician. In order to make it suitable Apple would have to make so many changes that it would no longer be a Mac – adding the functionality needed for a tech would destroy the strong points it has. So I’m going back the a Windhell computer. Which is going to cost me a fortune because the backlit KB on this thing has really spoiled me (and so has the battery life). By the time I get backlit KB and battery life this good on a PC I’m already at $1,500.00. AND the battery on this thing is every bit as strong now as it was the day it was brand new – NEVER had that kind of luck with a Windhell laptop battery. So if you know anyone that wants a slightly dented Macbook Pro, let me know.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Russia Collapsing Again?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement