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Comment: Re:Too Expensive (Score 1) 181

by BobCollins (#43507879) Attached to: Ars Reviewer is Happily Bored With Dell's Linux Ultrabook
Thanks, Stewie241, for a nice comparative analysis between laptops and OSs. I am a long time user of MacOS (X), Linux/Unix, and Windows (in that order). I currently use OS X because of an application that is not available (nor anything similar) that is only available on OS X: OmniOutliner. I wish there was a Linux solution, and I check every few years, but there is still nothing. I even explored starting an open source development effort, but I decided that I didn't have that much in me. I do make the best of it: MacOS X is Unix. Using MacPorts, I install most any Unix application/tool that I need, so I'm really not missing out. My comment above was mostly about the MacBook Pro hardware which I feel is very well done but premium priced. Based on that, I think that Dell's Linux laptop listed in this post is waaay overpriced.

Comment: Re:Too Expensive (Score 4, Informative) 181

by BobCollins (#43504085) Attached to: Ars Reviewer is Happily Bored With Dell's Linux Ultrabook

Nearly 1600 before tax and no user upgradable components? You'd think it was a macbook

Actually 50% more than the new MacBook Pro I bought last summer. The MBP has upgradable RAM, disk (SSD or spinning), and even the ability to swap out the optical drive for a second disk. And believe me, if Apple gets one thing right, it's that "it just works."

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