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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by ziggy (25) on 2005.11.07 12:15 (#44376) Journal
    Instead of focusing on the seven repairs, focus on the three years.

    Seriously. iBook and PowerBook users tend to be very hard on their machines. It's amazing that they last so long, and that they're still useful after their three year lifespan. It's not uncommon to replace lesser laptops every 12-30 months, or have it become so unbearably slow that the best option is to toss it out the window and just buy another one. It's also not uncommon that dealing with the manufacturer gets to be so unbearable that the best way to save your sanity is to buy a new laptop from another vendor.

    My iBook just went off-warranty, and it started developing some grounding issues. Could be static electricity because of the rug and wintry weather, or it could be symptomatic of something more dire. It went back for repairs 3 times in 3 years (and they could never replicate the randomly failing backlight), but I'll get another mac laptop once the stars are properly aligned.