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Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 3, Interesting) 570

by bananaquackmoo (#48869697) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade
Not really. If you're the kind of person who builds custom computers, when you call them up just say you replaced the motherboard. If they really push (and I've never had a problem with that) then just say the previous one went bad and had to be RMA'd or replaced. They're happy to remove the old motherboard from the license and apply the license to your new one.

Comment: Because of service (Score 3, Insightful) 592

by bananaquackmoo (#48845279) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?
Here's the deal. I am not a fan of Apple. If I weren't recommending a laptop to someone I would never recommend an Apple product. BUT! When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you. You can't get that with any PC maker. Heck, the best rated PC maker for customer support took a month to repair something for me, and that's after it took me weeks to get them to even look at it. If you think your laptop hardware is ever going to break or die within the timeframe of a warranty (hint: they almost always do), then Apple is really the only option.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.