It’s funny in a sort of Pavlovian sort of way….
I’ve been thinking that I am going to no longer be of the PC toting Neanderthal market and make the big leap over to the Apple side of the street. WTF?! Yurp. You heard it right. I know, I’m sort of shocked too. But here’s the kicker. It’s a better machine. They are typically faster than their PC counter-parts. They are better built. Are more reliable. And the OS has a much cleaner UI.
There is a host of reasons to stay put and tough it out on Windows, and remain loyal to Billy. I have been using/owning Windows/DOS based PCs for almost 20 years, it’s going to cost more to switch, all of my applications are Windows based apps, etc…. I have been slowly moving away from MS dependency, first I ditched IE, Outlook, then Office. Hell I would even go to Linux if I could get my web development apps to run on it, but I can’t.
It was all downhill after the iPod
I can do everything I do now on the Mac platform with no trouble. Especially with Bootcamp being available (free I might add), I will most likely even be able to play my games.
What it really boils down to, is I am ready for a change. As a design, change is good – I might even say mandatory to stay on top of your game and not get stagnate. This change would only help to broaden my experience and increase my abilities to develop a high quality UI in my web designs. It will broaden my experiences with different applications, and force me to think about how I do things again rather than resting comfortably in the same old routines.
It also has a lot to do with the fact that I am sick and tired of my computer simply not working right. Having to watch the task manager for memory leaks, and strange unnamed services running for inexplicable reasons.
I’m not sure when I will actually raise sufficient funds to make the switch, especially since I will be getting a MacBook Pro. They are pretty expensive, and I don’t want to cheap out and replace my desktop with a less powerful model just to save a couple hundred bucks… So this year for, I’m just not sure when.
One thing to be sure of, the chronicles of change will be here.