I'm sure people are record-breakingly satisfied, but we're talking about Microsoft here. It's not like the bar was set at a respectable level.
And as for the people who actually are satisfied, we're talking about Microsoft customers here. It's not like their demands are set at a respectable level.
Oh yes, the white plastic G3/G4's. I did a couple of procedures on mine and my sister's, took time, sweat, a big table and meticulous labeling of screws but entirely doable.
Never did anything to my clamshell (aka "toilet lid" in my native tongue) so I don't know what they were like internally, but the later (aluminium) MacBooks were insanely easy to (dis- and) assemble.
A friend of mine who is an absolute disaster with most things electronic managed to switch hard drive in his so nobody can blame Apple there.
Now the blasphemous act of soldering the RAM onto the logic board ON ALL THEIR AVAILABLE MODELS* including the desktops is an entirely different thing. For which you can only blame Apple.
(*) The black stool pill doesn't count. A "workstation" for 10,000 EUR where you can upgrade only the RAM is just as stupid as a "desktop" where you can't touch the RAM.
True. And there's also the problem of companies being terrified of implementing a standard they do not own themselves. Or a free, open standard. Now that would be some terrifying Marxist hippie crap which would surely bankrupt them.
Then again, USB works pretty well.
If by "way before" you mean two weeks, then yes.
Also, the N64 was released before Nights Into Dreams was released for Saturn in Japan.
If there's anything that could bring more credibility to Star Wars, it's less control from Lucas. Now we might actually see the original trilogy released without all the special edition plastic muck. Or perhaps restored, but not ruined with added scenes and horrible modifications.
And since Lucas already ruined Star Wars with Episode I-III, I have absolutely nothing against further Episodes, especially since they likely won't let Lucas direct them.
Sure Disney is known for sanitising their products, but Star Wars has always been pretty clean. I am not worried about that. What does concern me, is that Disney will now control ILM and LucasArts, possibly affecting what projects ILM contribute to, and the contents of LucasArts' games.
Always in motion, the future is.
"Hello Ground!" or "oh no, not again"
I bet it was one of them though.
Sentient plasmoids are a gas.