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Old 08-12-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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Apple updates are sure a lot easier, and take less time than windows updates.

I'm a long time mac user, but bought a HP laptop because it was too good of a deal to pass up... Setup has taken at least 7 hours so far, and I haven't even installed the programs i need. And I want to install Windows 10 before I put any graphic design programs on...

A few days ago, I tried to buy a subscription to MS Office for Mac, because I had a client who was stupid enough to use MS Publisher for a graphic design program.

Not only was the download difficult and unsuccessful, it took them 6 hours to process my credit card (apple and adobe do it instantly). So MS takes my money, and doesn't deliver the product.

Then customer service puts be through to some offshore tech with a very poor command of English, who insisted on having access to my computer for a simple install. WTF?!

Updates and installs should not be this difficult.
I have macbook pro and a ThinkPad W with near identical specs. They difference in update time is about the same with Windows being slightly faster. The only time Windows updates got slow was when there was an IE update. But now that IE doesn't exist, I'm hoping that won't be an issue.

I can only imagine that your troubles were user error. Especially given that you were trying to install software that is only available for Windows on OSX.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:59 PM
 
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Save yourself, get a mac.
Save oneself from what? Your suggestion doesn't provide a real solution.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I have macbook pro and a ThinkPad W with near identical specs. They difference in update time is about the same with Windows being slightly faster. The only time Windows updates got slow was when there was an IE update. But now that IE doesn't exist, I'm hoping that won't be an issue.

I can only imagine that your troubles were user error. Especially given that you were trying to install software that is only available for Windows on OSX.
You are right, MS publisher is only available for the PC. Don't know why anyone would want to use it though.
I would have been pretty pissed after all the MS BS i went through, only to find out that the program I needed wasn't available (when I attempted to subscribe-The Mac Version of Office 365-, i did not see the "PC only" disclaimer)

And whats with waiting for the Windows 10 update? I reserved three or 4 days ago, still haven't got the "go ahead to download..

At least when the latest OSX is released, You don't have to wait for Microsoft blessing...
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