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Comment: Re:The guy is full of himself (Score 1) 147 147

Does anyone remember how a Power Mac used to be a power house of computing? Now it resembles something like a vase for flowers.

The PowerMac line ended in 2006, almost a decade ago. The fact you could use one as a flower vase proves the superior design - there aren't many computers that can be reused in such a way once they become obsolete!

Comment: Re:20 Years (Score 0) 382 382

On a $2000 laptop for a $800+ device - both of which need to be regularly refreshed too (and you probably need to own multiple devices for testing the different form factors). The $99 subscription pails into insignificance on just those things, let alone everything else associated with development (server hosting, SSL certificates, business taxes, coffee, expensive german cars, etc)

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451 451

OK, I was a little off according to this study - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/v... - 1.1 to 1.2 seconds is the average there, but there are other studies that had higher times, and other sources quote much longer, eg http://copradar.com/redlight/f.... Presumably it takes most people significant time to realise what's happening, not panic, then move your right foot from the accelerator to the brake and the left onto the clutch and press down hard.

Comment: Re:Dell (Score 4, Informative) 385 385

If you want to use a Dell, I would advise to pick one from the "Business" line of products (Lattitude), instead of the "End-User" line (Precision).

Vostro, Latitude and Precision are the business line laptops (in increasing order of build quality / reliability). Inspiron, XPS and Alienware are the end-user / domestic lines (again in increasing order of build quality).

Comment: Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (Score 1) 415 415

Assuming a decent cable then my Nexus5 will do that when switched off, and almost as quickly in airplane mode. With a crap cable my Nexus5 will take 6 hours when switched off. Apple seem to have better control over how they charge, and the cables, as my previous iPhone5 would nearly always recharge in that time no matter what. I much prefer the Nexus though (and I'm generally an Apple-first guy... prize my Macbook Pro off me at your peril...)

Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 555 555

I suppose turning a Mac on with Command+Option+R pressed down is a little quirky. Not sure of many other machines that will let you reinstall the the OS completely from the Internet even after a hard drive replacement so easily though. And 'update all' on a Linux distro typically updates far more than the operating system - stuff breaks all the time when updating applications on any platform.

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