Windows VS Mac - The War No One Cares About
Ok, first I want to make one thing clear; I am and have always been a PC user, that is just what has always been available to me. But this does not mean that I have not used any other OS. I had (and plan on having again soon) a Linux box that i used regularly. I do not think that Windows is an amazing OS, or that it is even the best OS available, but I also do not think that moving to the Mac OS is going to make things better either.
Now I know we have all seen the Mac vs PC commercials on tv, and to be honest, I love those commercials, they are really funny and well done. But for the most part that mislead alot of people, and because of that there is an increase in the sales of MAC PC's. For god sakes my brother (who know nothing about computers) was talking about purchasing a Mac machine soon. So far I have heard 2 parts to this argument, One is that Mac is a better system for creating video, pictures, music, blah blah blah and the other is basically a "grass is greener" type argument; and for the most part I disagree with both.
I am a programmer by Trade, and a artist by hobby (I draw, animate, ect...) And I have been told my many people (friends and Sales Clerks alike) that I should purchase a Mac if i work alot with photo editing and blah blah... and i say the same thing every time. "No, I am use to the way that Windows crashes, I do not want to spend another year figuring out how a new OS is going to crash on me". Which is how it goes, it is true Mac fixes alot of the problems you have with windows, but there is also problems for Macs that you have never encountered. I know this for a fact because I have received 12 emails in the last 3 weeks about my friends new MacBook crashing (for the most part my friend are computer illiterate so they email me for help).
I got no general problems with Macs, or with Mac user. I just do not fall under that set of gullible people who see something new and go "OH, this must be better, it's shinier!" yeah, no thanks. I have yet to hear a decent argument that would suggest a reason why I (or anyone) should switch from a OS I am use to, to one I am not. So there is my challenge: convince me. Or agree with me, either way should be a interesting discussion...