Despite my algebra level education, I like numbers. I crunch them. I average them. I calculate them. I use them to determining fuel data for my 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO. I use them for body composition, weight lifting programs, budgets, and mortgages. You’ll find a myriad of home made Microsoft Excel spreadsheets littering My Documents folder (well, now just “Documents” since my upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium).
And if the Mac ads hold true, then I am a numbers geek and would rather be doing arithmetic than creative movie making or photo slide shows.
But I’ve done the movie making and the photo slide shows on a PC. How different can it be with a Mac? Mac has, arguably, the best design and construction of any computer I’ve seen (and I’m speaking specifically of laptops, mind you, since that’s where the majority of my experience lies). I dig the solid metal construction, the smooth lines, the tight craftsmanship, and, best of all, the back lit keyboard. Why the hell hasn’t PC thought of that?? But I just can’t bring myself to buy a Mac… yet.
With the advent of Microsoft Windows XP (regardless of your opinions), PCs now sport the most stable operating system in history (well, next to the abacus). Mac supporters won’t admit this. And due to the market share that PCs hold, and I’m not just pointing fingers at Microsoft here, you can get PCs and PC parts on the cheap like any Tijuana donkey show. You can’t lose!
With Apple’s shift to Intel based processors almost two years ago, you’d think they couldn’t go wrong. But they have. Despite Virtual Machine from Parallels, which allows Mac users to install and run PC applications on a Mac, Mac still hasn’t developed native support for PC apps. They’re already halfway there, so to me it’s a logical choice.
Microsoft based PCs took a hard hit when Mac went Intel (due mainly to Mac wire walkers falling to their own side with child like glee in running their favorite PC app), but PCs have gained considerable ground with the introductions of the Core Duo, Core 2 Duo (uh, wouldn’t that just be Core Quad?), and the ever hyped Windows Vista. I myself finally upgraded to Vista after an in depth conversation with Pierce late last week. Sure, I’ve recorded more than a few bugs and inconsistencies in addition to a spattering of programs with “know compatibility issues with Windows Vista,” but all in all my switch has been a pleasurable one. Hell, even Andrea hasn’t had much to complain about, and she’s the one to please when it comes to ease of use and familiarity in GUI.
But I digress.
I dig Mac. I’ll even give them the mad, phat, superfly, dope, dumbass, retarded, bomb shit props they deserve. But until I can run any PC app on a Mac without third party software, I’m afraid they won’t be getting my nickel.
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