Divided by zero?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] --Sorry, just a quick comment--
Speaking of operating systems, I'm looking to buy a new laptop..
I've narrowed it down to choices:
IBM Thinkpad T42p
Apple Powerbook 15" (superdrive). Apple link may be temporary.
Choices, choices, choices. Suprisingly, I'm actually leaning towards the PB because IBM refuses to give me a student discount, despite attending a prominent (imho) CS school.
uuh someone sum up the arguments for me, im lost
that makes no logic
Umm, well, why don't we see if we can get this moving again (just a little). *My main gripe with Windows is when it's illogical. *I think Alex made some points on this above... *That and drivers... DRIVERS. *Upon putting in a new motherboard: *Linux boot= couple of clicks, hit enter a few times, ok, done. *Windows boot [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] 4 reboots just to get a few of the drivers working, and you don't want to defy the "restart your computer now" prompts, if you do, it means trouble. *Well, A few weeks later and I still don't have internet connection in Windows: *"No, we don't want that driver, that one would work too well, etc"... *I've told Alex (Terrak) some of the strange things that have happened in Windows, some of my favorites include, adding new lines to the system.ini so that I can't boot, corrupting my mouse driver (once again, with no hardware of software changes). *I know that every OS has its iffy points, but Windows just seems to have so many more... *And another favorite that I think we can agree on, Windows registry... Yup, that says it, withing a few years of use, you pretty much NEED to clean install, otherwise all of your system files get bogged down. *Sure you can keep your autoexec tidy, keep your boot programs to a minimal, but it really only works for so long. *Well, just thought I'd bring up some points, hopefully get this thing going again.
This is a little off topic but I have a master/slave combo going. Anybody have any advice on how to handle and setup this. It is already running for some time now, just curious.
\"There is nothing here of interest to any nation, as a matter of fact there is nothing here but humans!\"
Your link to the PB 15" probably contained your price. However, it has now timed out.
This link takes you to the product page with starting price.
Windows has an installed life of 6 months. *It must then be reinstalled, because it will begin to rot in the core. *That's my experience, anyway. *I like it when it works, but i manage to FUBAR it within less than a year and have to start over. *At that point, all the reboots to get everything installed can be a bit painful...
If you plan on using an OS besides windows on the laptop regardless, Apple has some really nice laptops. My roommate runs a startup software company and highly recommends Apple laptops, even though he works on high end Unix systems at work.
If i get to the point this summer that i feel comfortable jettisoning windows, i may pick up a PowerBook myself.
I'm hoping to convince Phil to let me borrow his for a day or two, but shhhhhhhhh. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
I don't mind losing Windows at all.. I try to look at it from a purely pragmatic point of view. Windows does everything I need, very easily. It works the best for me out of the box, and requires the least customization of all the operating systems I have tried. If I try OS X and like it better, hey, I'll gladly switch.
Probably the most important app I would have to look at would be XCode. Has anyone here used it?
Well when it comes to laptops I'd highly recommend one of these. . [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] * Has anyone else heard this yet?? *.. Yeah, I know, I still have yet to contriute anything valuble to this conversation... But it's supposed to be a "heated debate", so lets get some more angry faces here *YARR! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] * * * [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]