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Purchased MacBook Air M1

Just purchased a MacBook Air M1. Don’t really need it and have been humming and harring since they got released late last year but finally bought one as hoping to visit Kerala, India in November so need something to keep me entertained in the evenings.

I’m pretty excited but probably won’t use it much until November as got iMac 27’ I like a bigger screen.

Do you like apple products?

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I’m in a strange position in that I love apple and apple products but have never owned one of their products.

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I dont have a computer only my iphone SE 2

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I definitely prefer Mac. The computer in my recording studio is an iMac, and it has never crashed on me once. Windows… Too much hassle

It depends on what you’re going to use it for, whether it’s worth the extra cost, if any

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I pre-ordered a base model space grey MacBook Air M1 when it was announced last November. It is very quiet and has no thermal fans running at all. Another positive is the fact that you can run iOS apps like an iPhone or iPad. One of the downsides is that you cannot extend the desktop to 2 external displays. Only 1 external display is permitted. I sold the MacBook Air M1 on Facebook Marketplace because of that 1 extended display limitation.

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I haven’t used a windows computer in 11 years. Last year my printer died and I had to use the local libraries computer which are windows and it took me awhile to figure them out. My last windows computer was windows vista.

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good thing is you probably didn’t lose much money as apple hold their value.

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Well, when I sold the MacBook Air M1 I had to reduce the price before taxes and had to reduce it again by $200. It wasn’t worth it for me to buy it in the first place if I had carefully considered the 1 extended desktop limitation.

My last computer was running Windows XP. Before that it was MS server 4.0. Now that I’ve run a Mac, I’ll never go back

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I bought a new laptop recently because the touchpad and keyboard would intermittently quit working for a few seconds. Damn Dell. I bought an ASUS laptop and it’s awesome. Came preloaded with Windoze. First thing I did was partition the hard drive and try to install Linux. It didn’t go so well. Some of the hardware is too new for driver support yet. For instance, I booted up Linux Mint 20.1 and futzed around on the Live USB. All hardware seemed to work. Coolio. Installed it, booted into it and keyboard and touchpad are nonresponsive. Crap. Tried another distro. Similar result. Will have to wait for better hardware support because I can’t stand Windows, but I love Linux.

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We ran Linux on all of our servers at work. It’s basically Unbreakable. You had to reboot our Windows servers at least three times a day, you only had to reboot the Linux server about once every 3 months

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Ya, have seen Linux servers with years of uptime. MS pushes an update and reboot is required every damn month. I’ve looked at some of the update KBs, and am wondering WTF exactly did you update? MS: shrugs shoulders.

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The reason it is so stable is that it is the open-source version of Berkeley Unix, the original networked OS.

It was created for the US military, in the event of nuclear war so that individual bunkers across the country could stay in contact. Talk about a dismal prospect LOL

What we now call the internet, was originally arpanet. Again, a military Network

I’ve never seen an OS that beats it

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I bought a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 20.04 pre-loaded. Works well for me. :thinking:

I like all apple products. I have an older MacBook Air from 2015 and an iPhone XR and an Apple Watch. Like all my products, looking to upgrade my computer eventually though.

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The Dell in question was fine for 2 years. Then it just started malfunctioning. My wife has a Dell that’s 3 years old, maybe 4. It’s slow, but it works for what she needs. Our Dells have been Inspirons, inferior generally to the XPS line. Owned an Acer before the Dell, and it too was good until it just got too slow for modern tasks. So all in all, I’d say we’ve had a good run when it comes to laptops. I also strain my laptops by running Primegrid 24/7 on them. This ASUS laptop has a GeForce 1660Ti in it, and it outperforms my GeForce 1070Ti in my desktop. Weird. Lotta oomph for such a card. Don’t underestimate the 1660Ti I guess. :slight_smile:

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You are correct in this aspect which is why Dell’s product lines are priced :money_mouth_face: in that manner. You have no idea what you’re missing with the XPS13 line of Dell laptops. :slightly_smiling_face:

Which version of Windows Server did you have installed that required 3 reboots a day? I would think Windows Server is more dependable than what you’ve stated.

As for server versions of Linux, yes they are more reliable.

@yinyang we ran server 4, then moved to server 5. It was used to run e-commerce sites, and the DLL hell was a constant nightmare. It’s one thing I don’t like about Windows, is its memory management

I can get same MacBook delivered this Wednesday after checking PCworld here in the UK, after checking. So cancelled MacBook from Apple which has a 2 week delivery time. I would have to pick up from store which is no problem. But Barclaycard sucks, they would let me process with order. I’ve had nothing but problems with Barclaycard. I wanted to pay in instalments, maybe 3 payments over 3 months. Had to use my debit/checking account but still feel pretty happy that I can pick up on Wednesday.