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Google wants employees using Macs, not Windows or its own Chromebooks
There was a time when Macs were a small part of the Google fleet, Google system engineer Clay Caviness said, but as of now if you start at Google and want to use a platform other than Mac you have to make a business case.
One size doesn't fit all.
One size doesn't fit all.
I guess it depends entirely on the programs one needs to work with.
I preferred to curate my own museum, as I have the space.
The Apple // series weren't Macs.
I would totally buy a Gala, Gravenstein, or even a Granny Smith!
The Apple // series weren't Macs.No, this is true, the Mac came later and went through its own evolution, eventually replacing the Apple line. I used it improperly.
I always wondered why the Apple Computer Co. stopped after the Macintosh.They stopped using the word Computer in the company name with the success of the iPod and the beginning of the Apple iTunes Store. The change coincided with the introduction of a specific Design Group that worked only on the "Look" of the product line. Except for the flat mouse idea, I think they have done a great job of creating functional and clean designs.
I have to admit to being a dinosaur.
I bought the new machine on the main Mac website and had to go through the whole rigamarole of having it shipped to someone in the US and then they forwarded it on to me. They can't or won't sell outside of the continental U.S.A.- this was true up until recently. When I ordered an iPad, it had to ship to a friend in Florida who thanked me profusely for the gift (sure, very funny!) before forwarding to me in PR. But I bought a new 13" Mac Book Pro with Retina in January and they did ship via USPS directly to my PO Box. Possibly that is why you hadn't heard from them on the recall, but it seems your model may have been involved in more than one recall, I did read about some overheating issues that they addressed the same way.
I don't like today's Mac nearly as much as I did the '90's version. (I'm talking, of course, about user interface, not about under-the-hood stuff.) But I still prefer it to all alternatives.The Macintosh was awfully great back then, as far as the marketing and the actual product went!
Once Apple switched to a *nix architecture, it made it so easy for programmers to have the nice Apple interface and all the *nix tools they were used to. Since most programming these days is web-oriented (and certainly that's true at Google) and most of the web is run on *nix, it's been a natural migration.I never thought of it like this!
It ran so hot that you could almost burn your hand on the back of the machine. I thought it was going to go up in smoke, that's how hot it got.My latest Macintosh, a 2007 Macbook Pro (wow, I forgot how long it's been!) was the most unreliable computer I had in my life. It did have the same unadvertised egg-frying capabilities though!
Once that is gone, I have no clue what I will do.What do you mean?!? You're saved, are you not? It's not just going to stop working by itself, unless something krazy happens!
My latest Macintosh, a 2007 Macbook Pro (wow, I forgot how long it's been!) was the most unreliable computer I had in my life. It did have the same unadvertised egg-frying capabilities though!
I use the drawing programme only
I don't know what I'll do is that when the time comes and I have to buy another new computer, I have no idea if I can get an operating system that will allow Appleworks to run on it. Who knows what the operating systems of the future will and will not permit to run?Ahhh, the faroff future. It's something scary I don't like to think about, however, I have at least a five-year plan for myself!
EazyDraw might be what you want, and offers a free demo.I was just going to mention that. It looks like it might be quite good, as they do advertise their scale drawing capabilities. It only runs on Mac though, so I guess you'd have to keep both systems still?
I doubt that many Google employees have this problem.You wouldn't be suggesting we might be drifting off topic, would you?!? :P
After all, when buying a cheap little throw away computer such as the very inexpensive 27" iMac why would Apple want to spend any money at all on really good programmes that people love and use every day?It's awfully frustrating, whatever you do!