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I am happy to tell you!! by Ice Cream Jonsey 09/21/2021, 8:54am PDT
for real wrote:

I could only ever understand if were into video editing and wanted to use Final Cut that was specifically built for the hardware.
Or some kind of gig performer or set production who had to rely on standardized setups to collaborate with everyone else at the venue.

Other than that, why the fuck would you bother with overpriced, quicker to be forced obsolete, worse UI systems?


The idea behind this laptop was that I bought it from Pinback a few years ago to give to my brother so he could get used to using it. A lot of IT places have ya on Macbooks. My brother can get around in all versions of Windows and DOS but the theory was that he could learn to navigate the Mac OS and get some entry QA job somewhere. (I'd hire him but places are awful about hiring your relatives, which is stupid because how often does it really matter, we make web shit. Nepotism is the least of the problems with the internet.)

My brother did not really take to it so he gave it to me. I wanted to have it working so I could test out getting current and future Steam games working on macOS - right now, the one I have up on Steam, for instance, works perfectly on Macs if you download the right interpreter, but I wanted to test it all out so that Steam would do it automatically.

I don't mind Macbooks for what they are. I need a nice UI around a Linux terminal. I think that someone could very, very easily eat Apple's lunch here, but god, I wouldn't even know where to start with a "Linux laptop computer." I guess typing in literally those terms would be the first place to start.

I don't mind the oddities so much, with the exception of the OP in this thread: how Apple hides upgrading the OS if you miss a major release. I used to be very pro-IBM during the computer wars of the 80s but now I sort of like everything.


ICJ
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People who have those Macbooks with the software toolbar: how's it going? NT by Ice Cream Jonsey 12/17/2017, 11:32am PST
    I think they're attempting to reply NT by Mysterio 12/24/2017, 8:10am PST
    Re: People who have those Macbooks with the software toolbar: how's it going? by E. L. Koba 12/26/2017, 12:54pm PST
        UPDATE by Ice Cream Jonsey 09/20/2021, 11:26am PDT
            Re: UPDATE by E. L. Koba 09/21/2021, 4:38pm PDT
    Why would anyone still buy Mac hardware at this point? by for real 09/20/2021, 1:06pm PDT
        Up until 2016 or so they had a rep for being much better hardware. by FullofKittens 09/20/2021, 1:46pm PDT
            Do iPhones do a single thing better than Androids at this point? NT by i'm dumb 09/20/2021, 2:24pm PDT
        I am happy to tell you!! by Ice Cream Jonsey 09/21/2021, 8:54am PDT
 
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