Or Linux, I was reminded today of why I go Apple. My MBP blew up. Or at least the TB connector did as all displays went dead. Ironically it was during a Bootcamp Windows install. Plink, then no more monitors. On boot it gives the chime but no screen. I set up an appointment over the Internet for an hour later, went in and after some checking it would be a new logic board. Meaning, CPU, GPU and the lot. Practically the whole computer. Oh boy ... it's only two years old and no AppleCare, and I was thinking of my brother who spilled a coke and paid something like 800. Nope - 500. I can (barely) live with that. But then he checked and the service center can do it for ... 300. Bingo, I can live with that. It will be back in 3-5 days. Apple charges up front and discourages tinkering, but they have the best service hands down. Service is at cost as far as I can tell, since it breaks my heart when a computer is down (and my work) this is worth everything else for me. I'll buy a new Pro, not do a thing to it internally except RAM, and maybe even buy AppleCare this time.