Its that time of year again where I write why I love my Mac(s) so much and why I think EVERYONE should use one. I got excited today when Apple announced their new 24″ IMacs. I like Imacs because they are small and do just what I need for a desktop machine. I wasn’t always a Mac fan, in fact I bought my first Mac only last March. I WISH I had done it sooner!
Lets face it, we live in a windows world. I wish we didn’t, but the cold hard truth is that everyone normally runs some form of windows. I knew that the newest Macs all run both Mac OSX and Windows so I thought if it didn’t work out I could just run windows on it. I haven’t booted into Windows XP except to let one of my kids play games on it in months. When I bought my first Mac I did it because I wanted to test Bluehost more thoroughly on a Mac. It was very painful for the first few weeks. Nothing worked as I thought it should. I could barely install any software. Then after diligent work on my part and a few weeks it all just clicked. I could NEVER go back.
Productivity matters! I can’t be fiddling around with Windows every three months when it gets infected with the latest malware or the registry gets screwed up. My time matters to me, and the last thing I want to do is reinstall windows only to have it gradually get slower every week I use it. For all those people out there who know exactly what I am talking about (everyone), Macs seem to have completely solved this problem for me. I love the fantastic designs of the Mac hardware, but the operating system is shear bliss to work with (If you take the time to learn it!).
Not all of the Windows problems are Microsoft’s fault. The myriad of hardware and software to support would put a strain on any OS. WAIT, that’s not true. Linux supports a huge assortment of hardware and it is orders of magnitude more stable than Windows XP. Basically I am telling all you Windows users out there (And I KNOW I will get tons of hate mail about this post 😉 ) that you should switch now and save yourself from the slow lumbering beast that is Windows Vista. My time is worth far more than the $300 I will save buying a PC instead of a Mac over the life of my computer. I type this as I reinstall (Again!) Windows XP on my wife computers since it is so infected with Malware/Spyware that it is completely unusable. Her Mac will be here in 7 days!
OK, Let me have it!
Matt Heaton / President Bluehost.com