Windows FAIL

Now Jay’s computer has stuffed up.

Every day it fails to go to sleep correctly, fails to wake up, throws random issues with connecting to the wireless router, browsing, Word runs like a dog (whereas the Austin computers $500 cheap and cheerful budget tower I bought for the kids it runs fine) and generally its crap.

Thanks Dell, thats the first and last time I spend money with you. $2000 and it lasted 15 months.

Even Windows 7 doesn’t help – has to be the hardware and drivers not cooperating and updates don’t help.

So, we bought another Mac. A Macbook 13″, the new one, same spec as the old MacBook Pro 13″ but only costs $1500 (with memory upgrade and MS Office). I was dismayed to find the price of my MacBook Pro has fallen $300 since I bought it 4 weeks ago. Bollocks!

So Jay will finally have a computer that just does what it’s asked (as mine does – its fantastic and I love it). I’ll reinstall her Dell with XP when the Mac comes, see if I can get that to work so the girls can use it for a second machine – they often fight over having to do homework at the same time.

So far, Windows 0, Mac, 2. More than just a bloody nose.


4 Comments on “Windows FAIL

  1. Congratz on getting the macbook! I’m a total mac nerd.. whenever I have any kind of money to spend I usually squander it on all things mac. I had to send in my computer for repairs not too long ago and used my old windows machine in the mean time. In that week I re-discovered that computers can actually give me a headache ;-]


    • Hehe – for the longest time I refused to be a part of the apple vs pc debate, but I just got fed up with my Sony Vaio/Vista/Windows 7 having hourly fits. And now a year old Dell does the same. So jumped on board Steve Jobs’ train again. And a very good, speedy and stable 64bit train it is too!


      • Win 7 gives you crap too? Shucks… I was kind of looking forward to trying that out on someone’s computer when I get the chance too, and if it’s good, downloading and dual-booting.
        I don’t automatically stamp everything that MS does off as crap, so I was actually rather excited about their new OS!


        • Well it might be ok, but certainly just upgrading from Vista to 7 hasn’t fixed the issues. I’m going to do a fresh install once the Jay’s Macbook arrives and she’s got all her stuff acrosss.


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