Originally Posted by corinhorn
All that I know for sure is I will not spend one bloody dime on an Apple notebook until FireWire is back on the MacBook. I'm not going to spend an extra $500 to get the MacBook Pro.
I've been a Mac user for 10 years, and for the first time ever
I am considering buying a Dell.
I was a bit peeved on Tuesday with the lack of lowered prices that I expected with the new Mac Books and Mac Book Pros. So I started thinking (I'm about to get one): Is this really worth it?.
Well, almost on cue, an old friend and client called with problems in his Dell Inspiron with XP that he bought just a few months ago. So I go over to his office and end up spending five hours fighting with spyware, Windows Genuine Advantage not updating (and hence not being able to properly patch XP), a misconfigured video driver, and God knows what else. I left at 8 pm and the machine is only partly better.
You tend to forget about this kind of thing after a while. Vista is even worse.
You bet your behind I'm not going to buy a new Windows laptop. Apple would have to start making MacBooks out of cow dung before I would consider it. Bad enough that I need to run Fusion for some Windows apps, and I've already got a desktop PC I have to maintain.
Yeah, the FireWire thing is a drag. But I bet either Apple or some enterprising soul will do an Ethernet/Firewire adapter or something and that will be the end of that.