Ubuntu these days is so good that you do not need to tinker with it. f you buy a Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed, then you can be sure that it works, because Dell ofcourse wouldn't sell it if you'd had to tinker with it to make it actually work.
Michael Ernest wrote:I dunno, Gregg. Every time I walk into the Apple Store, with the hip twentysomethings who don't actually seem to know much about the stuff they're selling -- other than the consumer electronics -- with the throng of customers who don't actually seem to know much about the stuff they're buying -- other than it's the right brand -- with the Genius bar appointments my wife and Mom can never get, and the I'd-say 85-15 noise-to-signal on people who would rather praise the Mac than tinker with it, I still look at the price tag and ask who tf wants to out-of-pocket that amount for computing hardware?
I don't buy that TCO implication at all. If you're just getting giggles running a Mac and flat-out enjoying it that much, more power to you. That's not a discount or a savings, that's a benefit you're willing to pay more to get.
Bear Bibeault wrote:I'm firmly with Gregg on this one.
As I said in the other thread, I put a great deal of value on my time and psyche. That goes into my TCO calculation.
As does the resale value of Mac hardware. PC hardware has little to none.
Bear Bibeault wrote:As does the resale value of Mac hardware. PC hardware has little to none.
Bear Bibeault wrote:I've always gotten great value for my used hardware.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Hmm. I never sold used hardware. I donated it to charity/a school to use for internet surfing once it couldn't be used for development anymore.