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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: What would OpenOffice NON-retirement involve?
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:33:54 GMT
I understand your problem. Until now, I have only owned one Apple 
desktop, the Apple II I bought in 1980. I took a dislike to Macs the 
first time I tried one.

On 9/2/2016 10:32 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> No doubt.  My problem on this is that I hate Apple, Macintosh, and
> everything to do with their proprietary, closed-source, walled-garden
> ecosystem.  I could possibly pinch my nose shut and buy a cheap Mac to help
> with AOO development, but there's a limit to how much I'd be willing to
> spend.
>
>
> Phil
>
>
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> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 9/2/2016 10:21 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Looking at it the other way round, for under $500 I could have a Mac Mini
>>>> with 500 GB hard disk and Mac OS Yosemite delivered on Sunday. That is
>>>> less
>>>> than 10 months of macincloud.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Is such a machine sufficiently powerful for building AOO, and doing so in
>>> a
>>> reasonable period of time?
>>>
>>
>> I don't know, but it is more powerful than the macinbcloud offering. If I
>> were buying myself a Mac, I would go for a more expensive system with more
>> cores, bigger memory, and a terabyte-scale disk.
>>
>>
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