[internetworkers] Laptop Purchase

cmccarthy1 at nc.rr.com cmccarthy1 at nc.rr.com
Fri Jun 19 15:12:33 EDT 2009


Thanks to both John and Scott!  Right now I'm looking at a Dell.  Consumer Reports gives them great marks for just about everything, including service-- and come to think of it, I've never needed service for any Dell that I've ever had...
---- Scott <catfather at donpoo.net> wrote: 
> 
> On Jun 18, 2009, at 1:33 PM, <cmccarthy1 at nc.rr.com> <cmccarthy1 at nc.rr.com 
>  > wrote:
> 
> > We use Windows, Outlook, the MS Suite, Visio, and MS Project at  
> > work, and I'd like to move documents between machines seamlessly.   
> > Is this easily done?
> >
> > I also have the install disks for all of these applications for a  
> > Windows machine.  I would assume that there is a different version  
> > of them for a Mac.  Is this the case?
> 
> If you're married to those products then likely OS X isn't the right  
> choice. Outlook and Office aren't an issue on the Mac. MS Project  
> doesn't exist and would need to be run inside a VM. VMs are great but  
> for an application you work frequently in they do add an extra layer  
> of crap to deal with.
> 
> Yes, you would need OS X binaries to install. You couldn't install the  
> Windows versions unless you decided to use a VM on OS X.
> 
> >
> > ---- John Broome <jbroome at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> cmccarthy1 at nc.rr.com wrote:
> >>> Hi Folks,
> >>>
> >>> I'm looking for a laptop to replace my Compaq Presario R3000 which
> >>> had a hard drive crash.  Does anyone have any brands to recommend or
> >>> avoid?  This is for home use, so I won't be using it for any heavy
> >>> processing.
> >>
> >> Macbook, either a new one or grab a used one off craigslist since  
> >> people
> >> are probably dumping theirs for new models.
> >>
> >> Mine is great, and I'm not owning another windows machine evar again.
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