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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000140.txt from 2005/07

From: Andrew Grenci <>
Subj: Re: [kl] don't bother reinstalling windows. Its time to switch to linux
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:05:41 -0400


I agree that your solution can work, and is cheap. However, for the
way I, and many others, use the internet in conjunction with and
interspersed with my use of other software it is not workable. For me,
anyway, it is not practical to reboot and reconnect cables each time I
need to check my e-mail, access a web site, etc. I don't have time for
dozens of reboots daily.

I also agree that, unless a person is ready for a new computer anyway,
buying a MAC is probably not going to happen. But, when you are ready
for a new machine, consider a switch. You'll be working in a more
secure (unix based) environment (although you still need a firewall!).
Regarding price, I believe the expense of MAC ownership is generally
overstated. They compare pretty well with SIMILAR QUALITY PCs. In any
case, I have always been willing to pay a small premium for a better
product, whether a computer, a clarinet, etc. I have relatives who go
through two or more PCs for each one of my MACs. Overall I think I've
done OK with the investment.


Andrew Grenci
Bass Clarinet, U.S. Coast Guard Band
New Haven Symphony Orchestra

On Jul 10, 2005, at 4:09 AM, rob wrote:

> sure.. get a Mac
> right... go shake that money tree in the yard .....
> Seriously folks... without spending a penny :
> Make a dual boot PC out of your current nightmare PC.
> Boot up Linux when you use the internet and
> reboot into windows when you need Finale or Sibelius
> and make sure you UNPLUG the ethernet cable or shut off your internet
> connection
> when you do use windows.

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