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Windows 7: Windows Is Better

22 Jun 2011   #21
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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Unstable at times (Depends on Hardware)
Not sure I agree with that. Shoddy drivers maybe, but users messing with default settings, timings, voltages, and speeds is a major cause of stability issue.

Now if you want to blame cheap, no-name power supplies as a major cause of stability issues too, I'll go along with that.
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22 Jun 2011   #22
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Power supplies are Hardware so yes I agree with you on that
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22 Jun 2011   #23
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Well, as a hardware tech for 40+ years, I hate to see cheap, generic, underpowered power supplies cause the entire category of "hardware" to get the blame where those PSUs should never have been used in the first place.

The choice of a PSU is often, solely a marketing/budget decision - made by an uninformed human making bad decisions. So, with the right hardware for the job, if properly cooled (again, a human responsibility) and kept clean of heat trapping dust (again - the human), instability due to hardware should not be an issue.

Of course, if, if, if. We can all come up with valid "what ifs". The reality is, Apple's proprietary control over its hardware means it can ensure good quality control, which history proves, if done right, improves reliability. And no doubt, Apple computers, desktop and notebooks, consistently are top rated (in terms of hardware reliability) so they must be doing something right.

PCs can be (and are) made by just about anybody who can twist a #2 Phillips screwdriver. And sadly, the PSU is a common place naive (or the "ethically challenged") cut corners to save a few dollars. That is usually a mistake.

Is it fair to blame the hardware when it was the wrong hardware for the job?
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22 Jun 2011   #24
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Another thing, it's not so easy to find someone who can repair a MAC compared with PC repair personnel, well not in my neck of the wood. My neighbour has one and she has problems getting anyone to look at it when she has problems.
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22 Jun 2011   #25
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, that's good point too. You are almost forced to go back to the Apple Store.
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22 Jun 2011   #26
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

She got hers through a college when she was doing a course a few years ago, she was in her 70's then she's just turned 81.
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23 Jun 2011   #27
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

One thing apple can't seem to solve and is almost as frequent as BSOD's that is Kernal Panics!!
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