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Old 01-16-2018, 07:52 PM   #21
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:17 PM   #22
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I hate apple over priced Linux operating system only real difference is it has slightly better support for business apps

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Why such hate?
Apple makes a good product.
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Apple is a closed society. That's why. Everything is proprietary, no third party to get something at a lesser cost.

The good thing about that is usually everything is tested and works, but the innovation is limited.
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Apple is a closed society. That's why. Everything is proprietary, no third party to get something at a lesser cost.

The good thing about that is usually everything is tested and works, but the innovation is limited.
I will take limited innovation over updating by itself and random BSOD at the wort times possible
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I will take limited innovation over updating by itself and random BSOD at the wort times possible
You don't need to put up with either. It's been years since a linux distro locked up on me and that was video card related.

Apple does make great products by my MacBook Pro had a short battery life, the dvd slot got warped from the heat, the battery died totally and was stupid expensive to replace so i got an aftermarket one. A year later something died and it wouldn't boot and the dvd slot was too warped to reinstall the OS, maybe it was the hard drive.

My iMac was pretty good for years then the capacitors bulged out from heat, turned out to be a common problem. Fixable it you soldered in the 30 or so capacitors with quality ones.

IPod died after 2 or three years when they were fairly new. I think I've been Appled enough.
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I will take limited innovation over updating by itself and random BSOD at the wort times possible
Ahhhh the famous Win10. That pc of chit isn't an OS. It's a packaged malware system.
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I've never spent more than 300 bucks on a laptop or desktop. Why spend more when I can get the same results from a good refurbished unit.

I'm a tightwad I guess. The same goes for smartphones, I'll buy new but won't spent over 200 bucks for one.
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Most refurbished units are actually off lease from large corporations that turn over pc every 2-3 years.

It's a great way to get a great system at a fraction of the cost.

Every pc all 8 of them I have right now are refurbished units not a single problem with any of them the oldest being 8 years old since I got it

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Doesn't work when you want state of the art. 2 years behind is obsolete.

It can still work for your needs though, and I understand. I generally keep a computer for 8 years.
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Ahhhh the famous Win10. That pc of chit isn't an OS. It's a packaged malware system.
I agree. Found a way to disable updates. Doesn't work with all the HP apps though. Those still insist on checking & downloading updates. The hard drive has lost 120 gigs in stored updates since I first cranked it up.
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I'm partial to Lenovo, but I was a longtime IBM Thinkpad guy before they stopped having Lenovo sell them as IBM's.
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I agree. Found a way to disable updates. Doesn't work with all the HP apps though. Those still insist on checking & downloading updates. The hard drive has lost 120 gigs in stored updates since I first cranked it up.
I disabled the update but it still somehow updated many times, the last straw was a partial update that screwed everything up. That was enough for me.

My wife still uses a win 10 machine, disables network, updates etc. Always shuts it off never lets it stay on. Last week while starting it decides to update, partially, 5 hours later she gets it to finish.

I warned her
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The only way to actually the fck prevent W10 from updating is to pull the metered connection trick. And even that only works if you are using a wireless adapter.

W10 will ask you only on those circumstances if it can proceed. The rationale is you may not have, or there isn't enough bandwidth to reasonably complete the downloads.

Metered connections in Windows 10

A metered connection is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connections can be set to metered but aren't by default. Some apps might work differently on a metered connection to help reduce your data usage. Also, some updates for Windows won't be installed automatically.

To set a Wi-Fi network connection as metered:
Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage known networks.
Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > turn on Set as metered connection.
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The only way to actually the fck prevent W10 from updating is to pull the metered connection trick. And even that only works if you are using a wireless adapter.

W10 will ask you only on those circumstances if it can proceed. The rationale is you may not have, or there isn't enough bandwidth to reasonably complete the downloads.

Metered connections in Windows 10

A metered connection is an Internet connection that has a data limit associated with it. Cellular data connections are set as metered by default. Wi-Fi and Ethernet network connections can be set to metered but aren't by default. Some apps might work differently on a metered connection to help reduce your data usage. Also, some updates for Windows won't be installed automatically.

To set a Wi-Fi network connection as metered:
Select Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage known networks.
Select the Wi-Fi network > Properties > turn on Set as metered connection.
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I have and love the referb. IBM Lenovo W520 I recently bought, I opted for Win10 with mine. I had a Dell and while it at first was a good unit it kept crapping out and had to be sent in for repair on more then one occasion and the last time it was out of warranty and the repair cost more then a new one but it had the mouse dot in the keyboard and I loved it, I hate those touch pads with a passion.

The Lenovo unit also has the mouse dot and this is my 2nd Lenovo (1st one has Vista but needs a new battery) with a mouse dot in the key board and they run flawless.
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I ended up with a refurbished unit from Kirk’s referral.

Dell E6430

8 GB Memory

I5 processor

6 years old with 180 hours of run time

It has a small SSD (I forget the size but we save all our stuff to Dropbox anyway)

Win 7

As of this moment, the thing’s screamer. Quick response. Clean unit.

Hoping for the best and if this works out – he can get me two more just like it.
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I ended up with a refurbished unit from Kirk’s referral.

Dell E6430

8 GB Memory

I5 processor

6 years old with 180 hours of run time

It has a small SSD (I forget the size but we save all our stuff to Dropbox anyway)

Win 7

As of this moment, the thing’s screamer. Quick response. Clean unit.

Hoping for the best and if this works out – he can get me two more just like it.
About how much?

I was just about to tell you to check out your Microcenter for their refurbs/returns.
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about how much?

I was just about to tell you to check out your microcenter for their refurbs/returns.
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You can honestly get all that with a $600 Acer Aspire 15 on Amazon. Only thing is any laptop with a modern ssd will come preloaded with win10, not win7.

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