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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.

        • I used to think that too. But then I got a Powerbook, and the only problem I've had in the last 2.5 years is when I've put third-party memory in, which is a known questionable practice with macs. My impression is that macs (at least Powerbooks) probably break down as often as other high-end laptops do. Sure, there are certain models of macs that have more failures, but there are certain models of all machines that have more failures.