For a while now I've been toying with the idea to make the transition to Mac. Bored with the usual windoze OS and wanting something different, Apple seems to be gaining more and more popularity as the computer and OS of choice. I've tried Ubuntu, the very friendly non techy Linux offering which I have to say is extremely good. However it's not loaded enough for my needs.
So some guys in the office talked me round and have helped me build a Macbook pro for next to nothing, lets face it, investing in an Apple gadget is going to be expensive!
So far i'm impressed! I can find software alternatives for OSX Lion to help me carry out the tasks I use on my windows box and there's now a good deal more free apps out there… And of course the legendary quality means it just works, very smoothly!
I've had some Mac gear in the past, I remember my first every computer being a ZX81, then a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, then along came apple years later and I got a Macintosh CXII. Apple, after sacking Steve jobs was then nothing to shout about so I defected over to PC based computers. I did however get hold of a G4 for sometime but kept coming back to my PC machines purely for cost and the fact that Apple never seemed to release any free software where as with the windows platform one could always find something for free!
Having had an iPhone for a couple of years now, the lure of new Apple kit [now Steve had returned to Apple] seemed the right way to go. It's ironic however that the day I got my Macbook ready for use, Steve Jobs passed away…
Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011.