May 16th, 2012, 03:06 PM
I have not had many hardware issues with either, but find it takes more work to keep the WIN OS running smoothly. I would agree with earlier comments: if my drive went i would just replace it.
Like Sue, I'm a SuperDuper fan.
May 16th, 2012, 03:33 PM
One time I had a computer catch on fire because the software I wrote overloaded the power supplies.
We replaced it with one that was much faster.
May 16th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Somehow I can envision that.. :D
May 16th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Well my PC is boxed up ready to be shipped back to the manufacturer so hopefully they can fix it quickly. I did not get the mac fixed as i wanted a bigger screen and more RAM. I may be getting my Mac back from my friend who was going to have a go at replacing the hard drive. \i'm not sure he has touched it yet!
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May 16th, 2012, 05:35 PM
That issue could happen to Mac or PC, but still Macs are better
May 16th, 2012, 06:47 PM
I miss heavy metal computers.
First computer I was paid to program cost $8M and filled a building.
Texas Instruments - 1966 Advanced Scientific Computer
I did my first image processing software for a digital sensor that we built in 1981 on it.
The one that caught on fire was $130,000, an FPS 120b.
May 16th, 2012, 07:04 PM
I once had an iMac that did an infinite loupe in 32.3 seconds.
Originally Posted by Brian
May 16th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Ah... you realize Macs are now made by the same people that make PCs right? In fact, the manfacturer that makes Macs make bottom of the barrel PC components.
Originally Posted by Ghosthunter
I've had Apple products since th Apple ][. Most have failed for the same reason. Cold solder joints. My Lisa died for another reason. The Apple suicide device kicked in as planned and killed it. I've also have had PC products since the beginning. Other than the one that fried when there was a voltage spike when a transformer down the street blew, every single one is still working. I still use my original PC keyboard. Those early IBM keyboards are the best keyboards ever made.
Personal anecdotes are one thing. Here are some statistics.
"On average, 22% of all MacBook and MacBook Pro computers in the survey required repair"
MacBook/MacBook Pro Reliability
The industry average is 5%. Historically, Macs are 4 times more unrealiable than PCs.
Last edited by lenshoarder; May 16th, 2012 at 07:33 PM.
May 16th, 2012, 08:27 PM
some of the computer generated animation that I did in the late 80s took one month of CPU time on the VAX 11/780. Several racks of equipment.
Originally Posted by Grant
Now, I get impatient when processing 200GBytes of data takes more than an hour.
How these little weenee computers have spoiled us.
May 16th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Um, hardly a scientific survey.
Originally Posted by lenshoarder
Anyway, use what works for you, I say.
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