RE: What notebook did you buy?

Subject: RE: What notebook did you buy?
From: Amanda_Abelove -at- toyota -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:51:23 -0700


When buying something, the question is how you will use it.

- Linux: I did this in college when I wanted a server. Such a pain.
These days, the client I have that runs Linux usually provides me with a
notebook and all the software I need that only works when connected to
their network for some whack security thing. Plus, not everyone I work
with knows Linux. If I ask someone for help with something, they get all
disoriented looking at the screen.
- Windows: For running around with presentations and various
craziness at different companies, most of them use Windows of some sort so
that's what I'd buy. Plus I have all this STUFF for the PC... Faxes,
scanners, printers, phones... Plus I get all kinds of treats for it from
different sources. And the guys always know how to fix whatever went
wrong. Fun!
- Apple: The Macs rock but I can't get free tech support and spare
toys from the guys.

Has anyone managed to upgrade their laptop the same way you upgrade a
desktop? Swapping out hard drives modems to upgrade over time? My Dell
can't be upgraded. It gets to be the one I leave at home for random
idiocy of friends who want to look for the latest crazy celebrity



Amanda Abelove
Technical Writer, (562) 468-6678
amanda_abelove -at- toyota -dot- com
amanda -at- abelove -dot- com
Cell: 310-430-0049

>> Essentially there are three different platforms that you could choose,
> the Microsoft Platform, The Macintosh Platform, and the Linux Platform.
> While people tend to be emotional for some reason about there pick of
> computers and software, the bottom line, is IF you can use what you
> like, that is the best way to go.


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