[SATLUG] Lapptop Screen - [OT] That's one of the reasons I hate Apple

KC kcoriginal at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 20 00:25:57 CDT 2008


quote: " but the soul that Apple
> once had has gone
> > gray and boring. They are the new evil Empire."





Sing it with me now, everyone....

dun dun dun dundundun dundundun...


If you two are flaming, I'll play the fire-sprite... 

after all, it is nearly 1am and I haven't had my AS pill today at all...

<G>




Just finished watching episode IV with the kids.... couldnt resist!



--- On Sat, 7/19/08, John Ziriax <ziriax at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: John Ziriax <ziriax at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Lapptop Screen - [OT] That's one of the reasons I hate Apple
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008, 8:57 PM
> Brad,
> 
> All great reasons for an open platform with an open OS. It
> is either
> that or pay for their hardware, their software and their
> maintenance.
> Open is definitely cheaper if you are willing to learn
> about your
> stiff. But if your not, the cradle to grave system is the
> other
> extreme, but it works for many.
> 
> My kids both have Mac laptops, their choice, and
> they've both been
> treated rather well by the Apple service types. Even with
> an iPod that
> got dropped into water. That got replaced when my daughter
> mentioned
> that she had purchased the case at the Apple store. So, I
> can't
> complain. But all the systems I use are open and run Linux.
> I don't
> really expect any hardware support. I remember having the
> Digital
> Equipment Corp. service rep come into the lab to repair the
> computers.
> They did what every it took to fix it. But you paid for the
> service.
> 
> Different strokes.
> 
> John
> 
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 5:05 PM, pixelnate at gmail.com
> <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-07-19 at 16:07 -0500, Brad Knowles wrote:
> >> Thanks to my wife, I had a cracked screen in my
> then brand-new
> >> PowerBook 17", and it wasn't covered
> under warranty.  But to keep the
> >> warranty valid, I still had to have it repaired by
> Apple, and that
> >> ended up costing about $2000, only slightly less
> than the whole
> >> machine had cost a few months earlier.
> >
> > And that is why I won't drop the kind of $$$ they
> are asking for one of
> > their laptops. They are the most expensive machines to
> have fixed, and
> > Apple cuts you no slack at all. I bet you had the
> bend-me-over-a-barrel
> > AppleCare warranty too. You cannot just buy the parts
> and install them
> > yourself either.
> >
> > Our IT guy had to replace my mobo on my dual G5 about
> a year ago and
> > even though he did find a place to buy the part, he
> couldn't just buy it
> > and install it. We needed to have a certified Apple
> geek install it (who
> > would only install his mobo which was more expensive).
> Apparently you
> > need some sort of special code to get the internal
> fans calibrated
> > correctly and only Apple certified goons know the
> special incantations.
> >
> > It just pisses me off every time I hear about somebody
> getting screwed
> > by Jobs and Co. They are worse now than MS ever was. I
> am a phone call
> > away from switching my CS suite to Windows. I cannot
> bring myself to bow
> > at the Mac alter again. I bragged about them during
> the Quadra days, I
> > boasted about them during the PowerMac phase, I
> rejoiced in the splendor
> > of fruity flavored computing, but the soul that Apple
> once had has gone
> > gray and boring. They are the new evil Empire.
> >
> >
> >
> > ~Nate
> >
> >
> > I will never send a message from an iPhone.
> >
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