Miami Computer Repair FAQ
Below, local Fort Lauderdale and Miami computer repair experts weigh in on a couple of frequently asked questions encountered both in person and online.
Q: Should I use Linux for an operating system on a Mac? The impression I get is there isn't much difference between the two operating systems.
A: Most Miami computer repair experts will tell you that there is little, if any difference between Linux and the Mac and Windows. They're all just operating systems.
What's quite a bit different, however, is the Graphical User Interface. This is what may be most important here — as it impacts the programs that run on them.
There are some programs that run only on Windows (or Linux or Macs). If you want to use one of those programs, you really need to run that operating system.
Q: My laptop constantly reboots itself over and over until it freezes. I don't touch or click anything; it just reboots.
The laptop is 5 years old and appears to be in good condition. Is it a hard drive problem? Do you think it's worth it to repair it or should I buy a new one?
A: When a computer starts spontaneously rebooting for no apparent reason, and then keeps doing it until it freezes, it's time to replace it.
While Ft. Lauderdale computer repair can often be a terrific choice for desktops, all too often, laptops can cost more to repair than to simply replace.
This is the case many times because laptops are generally specially made, while desktop computers usually have standardized parts.
It certainly can't hurt to take the laptop to a Miami or Fort Lauderdale computer repair and pay for a diagnosis, just don't be surprised when the cost is high.