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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "A laptop that dies (the horrible, unrecoverable hard drive grind of death) less than a week after you switch your life over to it is not cool."

    A Mac? Just curious.

    • Fool, the first rule about Mac problems is "You don't talk about Mac problems".

      Last OSCON I saw macs fail 3-4 times in a week, with a wwhole variety of problems.

      And the common thread seemed to be people telling me "Please don't tell anyone that my Mac broke".
      • Funny you should say that. I noticed a few years ago that there seemed to be a sharp increase in the "my mac broke" blog entries. I even mentioned this fact at some point here, though I can't find it now.

        I've never really believed the whole "mac hardware is better" meme. Not only that, I've pretty much reached the "mac hardware is unreliable" stage and it's one of the reasons I've avoided buying one.

        • With the exception of OS versions 8 and 9, I've been dealing with Macintoshes since 1985. I've also been dealing with PCs since the days when the phrase "PC clone" meant something. My exposure to both of these platforms has been both from an end user perspective as well as the screwdriver-turning service and support person.

          In my experience, Macs are generally less prone to hardware failure than PC clones. I do realize that there seems to be a disproportionately high number of Mac hardware problems among the use.perl community, though I have no clue why it's happening.