[Letters] On the long road home




[Letters] On the long road home

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We wrote Alexander Tokuno

So it is time to talk about how I came to all Apple products, and even the whole house began to create information “ecosystem.”
In the beginning was the first computer (about 1996), his brand then I just do not remember, but it was vital …
Then a second computer to Windows 98 with a huge monitor and able to perform only the most basic tasks, it was nothing more than a good addition to the more familiar typewriter.

The North had a very problematic to find any kind was complete, there was no computer stores or sources of licensed software. Therefore, the “computer” was – literally – hand built from what was found at hand, as well as some friends who were also engaged in computer theme. Of course, that all software was “pirate.” Those years were very popular collections of software called a “lifeline.”

All work with the system unit had to make himself – once in 2 months disassembly and cleaning sistemnika squirrel brush dust. Once in 4 months – Defragment. Had to overcome various glitches Windows, find and create makeshift software solutions.
Over time, the program, the operating system and updated technical component, but crucially it did not solve the problems. At least once every six months had to make friends “dancing with tambourines” – to search another reason why the system does not work, why some documents were lost and so on. It was unpleasant, but tolerable.

Things changed when I was from the North in 2010 he moved to Moscow. I did not have to lug your old computer – he, like all the unnecessary property was sold in a hurry. Because I have a new place was not very much space, I decided to buy a laptop. In the beginning it was a model from the company Toshiba, a series of “Satellite”, it cost me around 15 000. According to initial any problems with this noutom was not, but then he began to get very warm during operation and shut down, started glitches with the OS, though Kaspersky antivirus worked fine. Had to change the hard drive, which unexpectedly became a “pour” (delamination occurred magnetic layers).

Then the service center to me, the remaining unknown reasons to me, twice had to change the keyboard. Employees of the service center said that in both cases there was drenched keyboard, although I remember that on the keyboard, I did not shed. And then what happened and did significant event – the “Toshiba” refused battery and it did not work now without a permanent connection to a power outlet. I had to look after myself another laptop.

In parallel with this is to tell a different story, namely my ordeal with the phone – my first phone was a Nokia, when she died ignominiously after falling from the 7th floor, I had to think about a different model number. I opted for the Nokia N9 device memory 64Gb. I would say that very few people use the phone as I, that it was not a phone, and PDA and Pocket PC in one bottle.

I work as a paralegal, and I have to be connected and work 24 hours a day. Very often it is necessary to edit the documents received from principals, view and respond to email, surf the Internet and reference legal systems, but do not always have a computer handy, and then to come to the aid of a communicator. N9 while faithfully cope with all these problems, but then Nokia’s problems began, and the operating system MeeGo, which worked N9, became a dead branch development. I thought a long time about buying iPhone 4s, but he seemed to me to be too fragile, and somehow did not work. Anyway, my next became communicator Samsung Galaxy SIII, but it worked for me no more than three months, and then began a series of hardware and software glitches, because of which I had to give the Galaxy a warranty repair. Manager online trading, where I took the phone assured me that all problems and faults will be eliminated, and no later than two weeks the phone will be repaired, but two weeks later I was in for a very unpleasant phone call – a call that the manager of the chain itself – ” we will not repair your unit for warranty repair, as was made unauthorized opening of the device – he told me – if you want us to fix it, pay the money. ”

I was literally shocked, because the phone was brand new, and I just did not open. Had a long altercation with the store, then there was at least a long and unpleasant litigation to protect my consumer rights, during which I had remained without communication. The process lasts more than three months, had to resort to an appeal, as the court of first instance (the magistrate) was entirely on the side of the store.

In the end, with great difficulty I managed to win the case. However was very bad feeling about the Samsung and Android.
In particular, during the hearing, it was stated that the device manufacturer (hardware filling) does not bear absolutely no responsibility for stuffing soft (OS Android). And with great difficulty I managed to prove that the device is an inseparable and indivisible combination of two components – hardware and software.

After the trial, I realized that I need to look for a company that would meet and hardware (“hardware”) and software on your device.
Such firms were only two – Apple and BlackBerry. Choose between two devices – iPhone 5 and BlackBerry Z10, in the end, after long deliberation and suspended chose the iPhone 5 and has not lost – he fully meets my requirements.

But it is time to return to my new laptop. Because I have at that time was still a Samsung Galaxy SIII, and then the laptop I decided to take from Samsung. Problems with overheating and pursued this laptop, plus everything I had on three occasions (at your expense) to change the drive, each of which cost 9000 rubles. In the end, I’m sick of it all and I decided to turn its attention to Mac – so better than overpay (laptop 20 000 rubles, and drive it to 9000, and even twice for 9000 rubles).

The first step is to save up some money and gave my mother a birthday 11-inch MacBook Air. And then I waited for the first, as is customary, to say, wow-effect: hands as if to remember all of the keyboard and short commands, new – it is well forgotten old. And I started thinking, why am I so well remember Mac, who had not even held hands? Digging in the memory, as well as seeing product catalog Apple, I was surprised to realize that my first computer was a Macintosh Classic. In those years, just did not have such general buzz around the products Apple, and its products are not perceived as luxury products.

Instead postscript

Today I trinadtsatidyuymovy MacBook Pro model 2013, Apple Time Capsule and Apple TV, as well as donated iPhone 5s with a maximum memory capacity. This technique is quite enough for my legal work and not only – lost important data are forgotten as a nightmare. And now you can focus on your work rather than on finding solutions countless technical problems.

It was a “long way home.” As a warning to all, I want to say at last that in Moscow, repair of all equipment Windows, Samsung and Nokia is engaged in a single network of authorized service centers – they are not always repaired efficiently and correctly, I do not have all the masters arms straight and grow wherever necessary. Therefore, I recommend more attentive to the choice of the manufacturer of vehicles, it does not mean that Apple except for me there is no other good producers, but after trading network at an unexpected moment “play goby” and say that they bear no responsibility for the software part product, and because we live in a time when the software portion of the product is not less important than the hardware.



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