By then you should have a supply of used and refurbed modules on eBay, as is usual with Apple products. There are multiple shops equipped for BGA rework and whatnot that fix Apple's logic boards, power supplies, and so on.
Obstinate reading comprehension fail. "Use VMWare player" "I don't want to set up dual boot". Seriously? Nobody asks you to dual boot anything. You really need to try things out. Download the damn player, set it up, install Windows 10, go. When you're done, delete the VM image files, uninstall the player, and nobody will even know that Win 10 was on your system. Sheesh.
You know what? I agree. I fully do. You've nailed it. Thanks. I thought I was the only one who thought that way. As soon as OS X on Intel became usable, I dumped my KDE desktop and wouldn't look back. GDK, with its clunkiness and lack of performance of Windows is the downfall of popular open source like Inkscape and GIMP... Ehh...
Modern windows kernels and their driver infrastructure are quite technically advanced. At least all default filesystems on Windows support asynchronous I/O. On Linux, no filesystems support it IIRC, so the best you can do is spin a couple of worker threads to sleep on file I/O if you want a responsive application. Sigh...
Frankly said, on the machines we manage, we turn this shit off. The transparent web proxy scans for malware, the email system scans for malware too, we have partitioned our office PCs so that they only see the server (one PC per vnet on the switch), and we have stuff imaged for speedy recovery. Seems to work fine so far, and we get what we paid for in hardware. Defender has always slowed things down.
I did too! Heck, I even reported a bug to Samna, and they shipped me a new set of disks, with the bug fixed. To fucking Eastern Europe behind Iron Curtain, no less. If there are any ex-Samna people here, you have my unending respect. I loved your product and your customer service.
There's absolutely nothing special about internal hard drives. Mac Pro doesn't have them, it has an embedded SSD module. Hard drives are external on Mac Pro.
You can attach any graphics card, or really any PCI or PCIe card supported by OS X via thunderbolt. Get an external card cage and enjoy.
If the PSU fails, you have Apple replace it. If the logic board fails, you have Apple replace it.
Umm, what? What 3 year old Apple system do you have where OS X doesn't work? Even Yosemite will work on everything Apple made in the last 3 years, and more.
Frankly said, OS X has changed very little since 10.0, at the most basic level. They've been adding features, but things that were there have mostly remained unchanged. Anyone familiar with OS X 10.5 would be right at home with 10.10 Yosemite.
Yup. Volvo has fan speed on the left, temps on the right, Ford trucks have it reversed and the controls are buttons instead of knobs, etc. It is maddening.
Don't worry, that's what I use too, except I've got two of them, and one is not used for anything.
If you're not on the phone all the time, a Tracfone is a very good deal. These days you can get 1 year with about 800 minutes for just shy of $100. Not bad.
I've been doing it for so long that I was thinking that it must be a widely known thing, just like you aren't supposed to click on the "your computer is infected" browser popups. Wait a moment. Yeah, sorry, silly me, what was I thinking.
Although to be frank, there's nothing difficult about it. Have a CC account, order an extra card online, it'll come free to your address. When signing up for things, use that card. Boom, done. Takes 5 minutes, one time to set it up, per CC account.
I've not used a real street name and credit card name anywhere online for the last decade at least... I'm not trying to defraud anyone, so I'm in the clear. I do it so that everyday data leaks don't expose me, that's all.
I doubt very much that a random dating/cheating site requires a credit check just to sign up. You'd need to provide your SSN, and it would be a US-only thing too. I doubt it very much.
No. I know exactly what you wrote, and I made it clear what the negative physical implications are. You have some sort of a magical, non-physical way of viewing the world that is pure, unadulterated fiction.
I lessened the brake pressure to reduce damage by allowing my vehicle to move forward a bit
By the time your vehicle has moved forward any appreciable distance (say more than a foot), the peak accelerations are over, and the damage to your body is done. You are crazy. Stop it.