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Comment Re:My personal Mac anecdote (Score 1) 519

I did not care much about the hinge,and i used it mostly on AC, didn't notice about the battery until the HDD went dead. Also, i bought it in the US and i live in Venezuela, where Apple doesn't operate.

My point is that i think the hardware isn't less prone to failure than PC, and since if it a lot more expensive, it ends up costing more overall

Comment My personal Mac anecdote (Score 0) 519

I purchased a 12" 2003 Powerbook. Within a few months, the hinge started to come loose, also it scratched the cover, the battery went dead in just a year, and the HDD went dead in less than two. It costed 1700$ plus tax, never mind that the processor was slower than 700$ PC laptops and included less RAM and HDD space.

I have never had an issue with PC Laptops, everyone has lasted until i got newer versions and sold them.

Why i got the Powerbook in the first place? I wanted to try MacOSX 10.3 Panther, namely because of a nice GUI and a UNIX background.

2 months ago i bought a refurbished Lenovo i7 with 8GB ram, 1TB HDD, 1080p screen and included discrete video card. Only costed 430$

Comment How to uninstall (Score 3, Informative) 124

For those that don't know how to uninstall them, here's the powershell method:

Provisioned apps (the ones that get installed with each new profile, the reason Windows 8+ is so slow in loading a new profile)
Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

All users apps:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

Specifif user apps (can be local accounts)
Get-AppxPackage -User domain\account | Remove-AppxPackage'

Comment Price... (Score 5, Informative) 197

Let's see what happens when sales remain flat. Nexus had good prices (except for the nexus 6) with decent hardware. Selling the pixels starting at 649$ seems arrogant at best. For that price most people will choose the iPhone and get a faster phone to boot (1 year old iPhone 6S even beats the Note 7)

I just hope the Nexus program lives on. If android is about choice, we should be able to have a phone with google-provided updates for 350$. I don't want to switch to Samsung, LG, or even custom roms

Comment HDD NOT going away any time soon (Score 3, Insightful) 161

Wake me up when a SSD doesn't cost 10 times as much as a HDD for the same capacity.

Really, common users see a unit that costs 70$ (seagate 2TB 7200RPM) versus one that costs 550$ or more (crucial 2TB SSD, samsung's is 10x the listed HDD price) and they will gladly save their money.

I bought a crucial 500GB 2 years ago for little over 220$, and today the same drive is about 120$. So they are going down, but as more people adopt SSD, the HDD's price will go down as well.

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