[thechat] Windows on a Mac

martin martin at members.evolt.org
Fri Feb 7 11:08:00 CST 2003

Erika Meyer said:
>>On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 02:35  PM, Kevin Stevens wrote:
>>>  He seems to think that
>>>  it will be PC based training at school, but is loathed to buy a PC

>>>  because he knows nothing about how to fix them if they go wrong.
> and he knows how to "fix" OSX?  Does OSX ever go wrong?

While we shouldn't talk about 'never', I've been running OSX for over a
year, and have had the following problems:
1) Installing an additional hard drive causes fun and games with mount
points and order of drives spinning up when you reboot (last reboot, 80
days ago).
2) Can't get my 6-ish year old Appletalk Laserwriter4/600 to work
3) Somehow I've b0rked my ssh config this week

and that's it. Only one of those could be considered to be normal user probs.

>>>  1. Would this work as a solution, i.e. could he do his Windows
>>> school work on the Mac?
> wtf is he using to transfer files, a floppy disk???


> In my experience, long-time Mac users who switch to Windows almost
> always end up regretting.

I use both - don't have a prob switching on a day to day basis beyond "
and @ swapping on the keyboards.


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