- 07-30-2007, 10:11 AM #26
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- 07-30-2007, 11:54 AM #28
As for getting rid of Works, if it's not under "Change or Remove Programs" in the Add or Remove Programs section, try looking under the "Add/Remove Windows Components" tab. Sometimes microsoft programs get thrown in there.
- 07-30-2007, 12:13 PM #29
It is under "add/remove programs" but the uninstaller is missing or can't be found. Do I need to reinstall it from the recovery disk to get the uninstaller?
Norton left some nice uninstallable things on my computer too. Is the only way to get rid of these things to reinstall then try uninstalling? Or is there a better way? Norton tends to leave stuff behind even when you uninstall.
- 07-30-2007, 01:50 PM #30
- 07-30-2007, 02:00 PM #31
- 07-30-2007, 02:48 PM #32
I think everyone has priorities when it comes to operating systems, but there are a few characteristics that I think most users regard to be at the top of the list in terms of importance:
-ease of use
-both of the above as related to 3d party software
I don't think anyone can dispute that a Mac possesses far superior qualifications in the above attributes.
-They DO NOT crash. Period. Windows machine crash hourly.
-I don't think I need to get into ease of use in regard to Mac versus windows.
-Third party software adaptability- I have never installed or uninstalled ANY program on OSX in longer than five seconds, even Window's massive Microsoft Office software.
I have never found bits and pieces of (what I believed was) uninstalled software on Mac. Installs and deletions are clean and seamless. Installtions into Windows is a lengthy and labyrinthene process.
Whenever you install something in Windows, it feels like you are unleashing reproducing termites into your cellar. You know that how ever much you exterminate, they will always be there.
Corruptibility? This goes hand-in-hand with the Windows labyrinth. How many millions or billions have had their machines grind to a halt with spyware. This doesnt and CANNOT exist in Mac's linear and simple storage system.
Again, say what you will about the iPhone, but the Mac OS-X to Windows argument is, to me, silly,
- 07-30-2007, 04:00 PM #34
Macs don't crash? You gotta be kidding? That statement alone hurts your whole argument as Macs can and do crash just like any operating system out there.
Windows Machines crash hourly? That is yet another misconception. I have a Windows 2003 server that's been running for almost a year without a reboot or crash. I rarely reboot my desktop Vista PC either. Windows can crash just like any other OS, but hourly is not even close to accurate.
Macs can't get spyware? omg...seriously...are you just messing with Surur?
- 07-30-2007, 04:03 PM #35
- 07-30-2007, 04:14 PM #36
Your new operating system should be better than your old one.
- 07-30-2007, 07:11 PM #39
Ah, yes, the oft-cited "Macs never crash" argument.
It's not just Macs, too. I used to work at a tech bench where we had iPods returned daily that needed to be refurbished.
Windows PCs do not crash hourly. The Blue Screen of Death hasn't been seen since Windows ME (if it comes up in XP it's due to a hardware malfunction or driver problem, and nothing to do with the OS or 3rd party software) and when application do crash they just crash to the desktop just like in a Mac.
So please don't get into another Mac/PC argument. You'll just look more foolish.
- 07-30-2007, 07:28 PM #41
- 07-30-2007, 07:32 PM #42
- 07-30-2007, 09:28 PM #43
However, FWIW, Vista hasn't crashed as much as my MacBook - I've had 1 Vista crash (lock up) since March and about 15 MacBook lockups since May. Although this may sound weird, I still feel the Mac OS is more stable - the crashes come from messing around with the configuration a lot and porting software to the Mac that was intended for Linux. I'm more "gentle" with Vista just because I've learned my lesson with Windows' durability over the years.
- 07-30-2007, 09:49 PM #44
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- 07-30-2007, 10:05 PM #46
Maybe after Vista Service pack 1 or 2, they can help solve that problem.
But now all the new laptops have Vista. Guess I have to wait to use them until they address the memory issue.
Or at the very least, look at an immediate RAM upgrade.
- 07-30-2007, 10:38 PM #47
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- 07-31-2007, 04:31 AM #49
I think it's OK to get the MacBook anyway, maybe even a used one so you can save some money. Two laptops are good in case one crashes badly, goes bad with hardware(like the hard drive dying or something), or gets stolen. You won't be left in the cold for your work. JMO though, but I get paranoid after listening to other people, LOL!
- 07-31-2007, 04:35 AM #50