• PCs, General

    From Sir Air Walker@VERT to Nightfox on Sun Nov 3 08:41:51 2019
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    Re: PCs, General
    By: Nightfox to Android8675 on Wed Sep 25 2019 09:50 am

    It depends on what device you're talking about. Apple's iPhone and iPad might have a finite lifespan if Apple decides to only go back so far with support with a new version of iOS. But I've herd Mac users often say their Mac computers last a long time, and that Apple tends to support them back fairly far, and that they keep chugging along. And even after Mac OS X stops supporting a certain model of Mac, you could probably install Linux or something on it, or even Windows these days (as long as they keep using Intel processors.. I've heard rumors that Apple might switch their Mac computers over to ARM processors starting next year).

    NIghtfox

    I've only experienced Apple with the iPhone 4s years ago. It was so locked down compared to Android and Windows Mobile then I went back to Android and haven't looked back. I've fiddled around with friends' Apple devices here and there and it hasn't changed in all these years. (don't use them, but repair them for everyone haha) It's like if all companies had Apple's mentality we wouldn't be having this conversation on DOVE-net right now because it would have long since been abandoned. Long live the PC! My current daily driver is the Google Pixel 3a XL, it's a nice mid grade phone. Anywho.. getting off topic here..
    My kid is a millenial falcon teenager who is wrapped up in the Apple ecosystem and won't stay off my PC for games and homework. So here I am typing away on an old Dell Latitude D530 with WinXP SP3 (i love it) ... Two days ago I ordered her a refurbished iMac from BackMarket.com and plan on giving it to her for Christmas. It's for her, but it's really for my freedom back lol. It was $270 in all for an iMac (Mid-2011) i5 blah blah I know nothing about them. I went kind of in the middle, because my own desktop is a 2011 model and it works great. Don't know what I've gotten myself into, becuase I now have to learn the Mac system. Looks like Linux, but im sure im in for a shock. Hopefully it'll be minimal and I can get back to my office desktop. Let's hope. Woot woot!

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  • From Sir Air Walker@VERT to MRO on Sun Nov 3 08:49:02 2019
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    Re: PCs, General
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Sep 29 2019 04:40 pm

    my uncle who is an electrician and mechanic calls it the weakest link theory. once you fix one thing and make it 100%, it stresses the other components until the next thing fails, and so on.

    I like that way of thinking Nightfox. Makes since!

    -aW

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Sir Air Walker on Sun Nov 3 12:11:54 2019
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    Re: PCs, General
    By: Sir Air Walker to MRO on Sun Nov 03 2019 08:49 am

    Re: PCs, General
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Sun Sep 29 2019 04:40 pm

    my uncle who is an electrician and mechanic calls it the weakest link theory. once you fix one thing and make it 100%, it stresses the other components until the next thing fails, and so on.

    I like that way of thinking Nightfox. Makes since!


    i'm the guy that said it
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  • From Sir Air Walker@VERT to MRO on Sun Nov 3 16:40:40 2019
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    Re: PCs, General
    By: MRO to Sir Air Walker on Sun Nov 03 2019 12:11 pm

    I like that way of thinking Nightfox. Makes since!

    i'm the guy that said it

    Me bad MRO!


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Sir Air Walker on Sun Nov 3 19:17:59 2019
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    Re: PCs, General
    By: Sir Air Walker to MRO on Sun Nov 03 2019 08:49 am

    my uncle who is an electrician and mechanic calls it the weakest link
    theory. once you fix one thing and make it 100%, it stresses the other
    components until the next thing fails, and so on.

    I like that way of thinking Nightfox. Makes since!

    It was MRO who wrote that (who you also replied to)..

    Nightfox

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