It is not easy to convert. That fact has been established long time ago. You must be wondering what conversion I’m talking about. And no, it’s not religion. Besides, why would I convert to a new religion just because I’m “discovering enlightenment” in college? Anyway, that is beside the point. I’m converting from PC to Mac. That’s right. I have officially chosen to become one of the 8% mac users in the world. Actually, that is kind of nice. It’s an exclusive club, without all the b.s. and pain of viruses, malware, adware and etc.
To get into this exclusive club, I had to shell out some serious dough, to the horror of my mom, who partially had to fund my conversion. I won’t go that into detail here since you’re only a click away from finding out the capital you need to finance a mac. There was also the problem of moving from PC to Mac, physically and mentally (that is right, there is a mental aspect to mac conversion). Like most PC users, I was used to the waiting and constant fear of freeze, viruses, weekly “critical updates” and so on. But now my time is spent doing the things I actually want to do seamlessly and effortlessly with class. I don’t worry about needing a patch or codec plug-in. I don’t spend hours looking for a document or a file in the millions of crappy applications that Bill Gates bundles with PCs, and as soon as I find the item, I have to get ANOTHER application to run it or forget about that file.
I honestly do not know why many people who can afford a mac still torture themselves with a Windows-run PC (by the way, I hear a lot of great things about Linux-run PC, so you may want to try that if you can’t afford a mac). The only reason I can come up for this behavior is psychology. People who are used to Windows honestly believe that there is nothing better than Windows is out there. On top of that, they have to fight the Goliath marketing of Microsoft, which is quite incredible. Before I go any further, let me just say that this post isn’t about Microsoft-bashing or Apple praising – it’s just that I believe buying a Windows Vista-run PC over Mac is beyond insanity, especially when you have the means and knowledge to choose wisely.
Before I became infatuated with Macintosh, I was certain that my next computer-purchase would be a Windows-run computer. In fact, I was quite excited about Vista and couldn’t wait to buy it. Then Vista was released and the world found out the horror of Vista. But, and this is a big but, I couldn’t take the words of others about Vista’s flaws. This was the beginning of 2007 so as the year went on I had couple of opportunities to install/set up new PCs running Windows Vista for friends. My experience with Vista was absolutely, utterly bad. I can remember trying to set up my friend’s Acer PC running Vista and spending between 3-4 hours on just setting up because Vista was impenetrable.
Needless to say, my hope on getting a new Windows-run pc was forever shattered and that is when I started looking for an alternative. It would not be an exaggeration if I say I’m truly happy with my mac purchase and am never going back!