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I come from a programming background. Therefore, I have always used PC’s. A lot of folks in my family are artsy and/or musicians. So, I have been around MACs for sometime, but never saw any reason to own one myself.
Until Now…Now that MSoffice 2008 runs on MAC. And, I want to gain some web page and photoshop skills. And, I want to record music and use my laptop as a movie dvd player…Now, I am interested in MACs.
There are many incompatibilities between macs and pc’s when it comes to software applications. I am also starting to see many similarities in Microsofts products that I have been seeing all along in Apple compat products.
I’m left with even greater comparisons when choosing new computers. Many times people will ask “what do you recommend”. I used to have a quick and clean list of questions which produce clear answers. But now that Apple is supporting Microsoft products, I have noticed that I am considering Apple computers as much as I was considering and recommending PC’s in the past. I never imagined that I would ever consider a mac. But, for entertainment type stuff and graphics development software. I favor the MAC over the PC.
I wonder what many of you think about the whole alliance between Apple and Microsoft…and how you invision the impact on how we buy PC’s in the next 5-10 years.
I am still not ready to program on a MAC. But, after buying two MAC books, I have recognized some real benefits and advantages of having the MACS. Battery life, ease of use, quick navigation and compatibility amongst multiple applications, no virus issues to deal with, no freeze screen issues, great graphics and processing time,…It just seems like component-wise Apple does a great job with their notebooks for the price.
Laptops on the other hand, seem to pale in comparison on many (not all) of the attributes of the mac book. Unless you are willing to pay over $2000 for the laptop.
When I compare macbooks and laptops, it really isn’t like comparing ‘Apples to Apples’. No pun intended.
Keep in mind, I have never been a Mac supporter. So, for me to now see the advantages of the macs, it feels a bit like betrayal to my normal world. But, I have grown so tired of Micrsoft’s crappy op systems, system errors, system vulnerabilities, expensive renewals, licensing rules and such that once MS office became available on mac & my desire to learn some of the Adobe CS3 stuff…I immediately took a look at the macs ability.
What do you think, will Apples approx. 20% of the market increase now that Microsoft office 2008 is available for the MAC? Will more people begin buying MAC over PC’s?