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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 07:33 PM
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It's not so much that it can do something that Windows can't, it's that they do things in different ways. Different UX, UI, different programs, different design in general. Some people prefer the way OS X does things, and others Windows.

Personally I'm somewhere in the middle. I had an iMac and dual booted Windows for many years so I've used both extensively. I really like the way OS X is and I like it a bit better than Windows, though Windows 10 has caught up a lot compared to 7. I ultimately ended up switching to PC because the cost of a system that runs OS X is not worth it anymore (to me). In fact, even if I could legally run OS X on PC hardware, I'd probably keep my setup the way it is now, as dual booting doesn't suit me anymore.

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To be fair I wouldn't be happy at all if I had this issue. I remember the hp laptop I bought that had the gpu failures. Was glad the class action lawsuit went through.
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I work in a laptop repair shop in a small town (50k pop) and we have seen three Macbook Pros (all 13" 2016) with this problem.
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This new generation of Mac products under Cook have been terrible. I bought the new MBP with the touchebar, about 80% maxed out when it first came out to use at work in conjunction with my desktop in my office. It's on a ventilated stand and I use an external mechanical keyboard, because that was the only decent option at the time. I have a ventilated cover sitting on the keyboards; so no dust. It's been chugging along just fine, but the latest round of issues plaguing the MBP line has me concerned whether or not my extended Apple Care was worth my money.

Fortunately, I have a few employees of mine wanting it since I expressed wanting to jump ship, so I may be able to recoup some of the cost. Money isn't a concern; a failing product is. I needed OSX/MacOS to run some Apple specific only software but in the period since I've managed to find better Windows alternatives. I'll likely buy an HP Xeon mobile workstation AKA a big laptop and use that at work.

Say what you want about profit exploding under Cook, but the dude is a number's guy. His short stint at Compaq had devastating effects for a couple years. The fact is there's more product problems under Cook's helm. He is the John Sculley of the current.

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