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Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)

From: Klaus von der Heyde
Subject: Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 08:48:11 +0200
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Ruel Smith wrote:

>> 17-inch 1.5 GHz laptop from apple $2800
>> 17-inch 2.8 GHz laptop from sony $2100
> However, I do agree that you pay a premium for a closed system that you
> don't have much opportunity to upgrade on you own.

The upgrade options of almost any laptop I know of are very limited.
There used to be some available with exchangable cpus, but the high
integration of today's systems makes this nearly impossible.

> I'd prefer to build my
> own system based on Intel/AMD for a lot less.

Agreed, for any computer for non-mobile use. PowerPC-boards are a
lot more diffucult to get, but they are available, too. Free
Software allows for more choice on the processor side, without
being stuck to one platform with precompiled proprietary binaries.


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