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I have to admit to something. I betrayed my Assus Zenbook and got a 2018 Macbook Pro.
It's not because there was something wrong with the Zenbook but I really wanted the Macbook for reasons I can't explain.
This is slightly hypocritical since I have been known to bash on Apple.

I hope I don't regret the decision.

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  • 7
    "I'm not mad, just disappointed."
  • 7
    Only morons bash on macbooks. It’s worth every penny. It’s a product that performs and lasts for years.

    No freaking bad video card drivers to worry about. All those linux fanboys on devrant are either a bunch of students with no real programming job experience or have just switched over from windows to linux.

    Soooooo many posts with I’ve switched to linux or linux is this or that.

    Grow some fucking balls or just grow up. If you’re a real programmer, you just don’t bash one OS over the other. It’s pathetic.

    Do whatever you want with this comment. That’s my rant for today
  • 3
    I bet you already regretted it.
    How manu dongles do you have now?
  • 2
    Work issued me the 2017 model, to replace the 2015 model they'd originally given me. The touch bar, the keyboard, and the shitty graphics performance make it an unequivocal step down.
  • 0
    "but I really wanted the Macbook for reasons I can't explain. This is slightly hypocritical since I have been known to bash on Apple."

    Nah, don't worry. Opinions change, and Apple are good at making their products appear desirable. I hope you'll be happy with your machine for a long time. Just don't become an Apple fanboy now, will you? ;)

    Personally, I would've waited until Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro. With the current generation, the keyboard is still susceptible to breaking from crumbs and the display cable is prone to fatigue now.
  • 1
    @mpie what I bash on are Apples shitty business practices really in regard to their products, and not exactly the products themselves. You have to admit there have been numerous instances where they would not admit they wronged their customers until they lost a class action suit.
    But I do like the laptop.
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    @Jilano fair enough...
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    @mundo03 none surprisingly. I use it as a fully portable machine. I have another PC and screen for desk work but I see your point.
  • 2
    @mpie so you've never watched Louis Rossman's YouTube channel?
  • 0
    @bahua I have the same thing from work too but I used to have a Dell with a 1336x768 screen resolution. For me at least, it's an upgrade.
  • 1
    @electrineer I do. All of the time. And he is right in what he says, but it's kind of like cars, everyone wants to own an Alfa Romeo at least once even though they know that they aren't very dependable.
  • 5
    @kgbemployee at least you know what you're getting and it's not quality
  • 1
    @electrineer That's like saying: haven't you been to a Lady Gaga concert?
  • 2
    @mpie if you're about to write a masters thesis about the live pop music of this decade
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    @electrineer there we go again. More college crap. I’m not a freaking student anymore lol. Devrant is full of it and that’s why it’s kinda dead.
    No rants and full of memes just to get a sticker. woopie fucking doo
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    @electrineer same as telling people to watch a freaking youtube video
  • 6
    @mpie I don't know of a better source for information about macbook problems and customer support than a repair shop that continuously documents their repair cases and what apple told their customers. Their videos are sometimes boring (lots of rumbling) and I don't always agree with Louis. But there's so much useful information that I occasionally watch them anyway.
  • 0
    @electrineer sure. If that’s what you want to base your decision on wether to buy/use a macbook as a programmer. Cause repairing macbooks === being a programmer apparently.
  • 2
    @mpie Let me remind you that your first comment begins by stating that macbooks are worth every penny because they perform and last for years. I was commenting on that.
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    Disappointed with the newer models as they feel cheap and the keys go out quick. But OSX is great and exactly what you said, it’s great for reasons I can’t explain. iOS is great for reasons I can’t explain too. It just feels great to use and that’s all there is to it. It’s fluid and feels very personal to use
  • 5
    @mpie "If you're a real programmer you just don't bash one is over the other"

    First, this is about a macbook, not macos per definition (yes, I know a few people who run Linux on their mac)

    Then, I definitely bash macos but I've for my damn reasons for it.
    Awesome, I'm not a real programmer now, thanks for invalidating any bashing over an os by default!
  • 0
    @dUcKtYpEd this resonates with my thoughts. Nice explanation. 👍
  • 0
    @linuxxx there was no actual bashing though, on my part at least, of macOs or linux.
  • 1
    I made the same decision about a month ago. I love it, ditched my Linux machine and never touched it since.

    Don't get me wrong, I spent a lot of time customizing my Linux machine, but I still don't regret the decision.

    That being said, please spend some time configure your theme, the default sublime theme looks like shit.
  • 1
    @kgbemployee Welcome to the Jungle life. I mean dongle.
  • 1
    @mpie What has an os to do with a laptop?? You are confused.

    I'm using macbooks since 2011, mostly with Linux. I got my first mbp because I didn't want to look like a clown at meetings with a "pro" eyesore laptop (ThinkPad/Latitude/ etc)

    Generally, they're good workhorse machines but nothing special and worthy of fanboing or worshiping.

    Especially with recent models being so cheapo built, hope they come out with a proper "Pro" soon.
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    @RustyCookie

    They will, and it will cost $5000.
  • 2
    @RustyCookie macbook owners will always look like clowns in my eyes ;)
  • 1
    a hackintosh works much much better than linux on the same hw (especially of it's older) and pretty sure all the linux-fanboys never tried a real (macbook) trackpad!
  • 2
    @pitzyrulz

    I am definitely a linux fanboy, and choose it over mac any day, but that said, the trackpad on the macbook line of products is goddamned brilliant. No trackpad on any other OS comes close to the utility and functionality of a macbook's trackpad.
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    @pitzyrulz the trackpad is brilliant. It was a big selling point for me too.
  • 0
    @electrineer Why tho? MacBook is much more cleaner design wise than anything from the 2010-2015 era.
    Nowadays companies started to copy MacBooks and there are so much more choices.
  • 0
    @bahua If it is good build-wise 5k is not that much.
  • 1
    @linuxxx it’s a pitty you can’t read and put things out of context.
  • 1
    I literally don't know any power users who recommend their (new) Macbook. It's pretty sad that Apple sees their products just as fashion accessories now. They once played a major role in advancing technology.
  • 1
    @RustyCookie it looks like a toy. Once you go black, you never go back, I guess.
  • 1
    To be honest, I thought that the world had moved on from the mac vs linux holy war thing.
    I guess not. Sorry for having started this.
  • 0
    @kgbemployee mac = physical device

    Linux = operating system.

    You are confused don't be confused
  • 0
    @RustyCookie not at all, I'm perfectly aware of the difference, but this is where this discussion seems to be going.
    Also, I've noticed that people here have started sounding a lot like Stack Overflow, yourself included.
    It's beginning to be tiresome.
  • 0
    OS X is a wonderful OS though. I’ve tried hackintoshing it on my asus using clover but it quickly became over my head
  • 0
    @dUcKtYpEd I wanted to try that myself on my old Assus but it had Windows preinstalled initially. As I understand the hackintosh idea, that would be a problem.
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    @kgbemployee you can install a partition to osx and keep the other partition windows. But you quickly run into these kernal and graphic patches that don’t ever seem to work right. I’ve had few friends get it working though. I’m too dumb 😂
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    @mpie Instead of just bashing my comment, could you provide arguments? If my comment is really out of contexts I'll gladly admit it and retract what I've said but then I need arguments as I'm failing to see why my comment would be out of context.
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    @kgbemployee I know! That's why I didn't direct my comment at you :D
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    @Jilano

    my favorite response from passive aggressive people.

    They try to control but all of us who see through it just dgaf.
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