I am torn. Somehow, I don't think I am the only one to feel this way. I mentioned in an earlier post that I got a Mac. I have long been encouraged (by my Mac religious and cultic fanatic friends...Gerald, John, Todd, Greg) that I should switch. Well, Steve Koresh Jobs, here is an update on my conversion experience...
I am not convinced, yet. I am far from deciding, but I have many reasons to jump, but many reasons not to.
I love the video editing, posting, and ease of DVD production on the Mac. This is big.
I don't like iPhoto on the Mac. I can't get past my love for Google's free Picasa (only available on the PC). It is rumored to come later this year, but we'll see. I could comment more as to what I do and don't like of each, but to suffice it to say, picasa rocks.
I have set up "Parallels" that allows me to slickly use both Mac OS as well as Windows. It is really slick, but should I have to do this? I don't have to run Mac on the PC (then again this is impossible to do as far as I know). I guess on the Mac I can get the best of both world's. I have not tried connecting mac os running windows via parallels onto RMI's network.
I tend to be quite postmodern, one of the biggest ways is my love for simplicity. Mac nails this. They are so simple, that I struggled for over an hour trying to figure out how to eject the cd. Now, it is laughable how easy it actually is... Everything is simple on the Mac. I think I need a Mac user to help me figure out how things (files and applications) are filed. Everything is like one click away, as opposed to 7 on the PC, but knowing what to click is not immediately evident to a pc user.
Video Chatting via iChat is sweet. Then again, my positive experience may be more becuase of the ease of using the built in iSight camera. Very nice indeed.
I like to be on the cutting edge. I like freebies. But, the freebies always seem to come out on the pc first. argh.
I just don't know. I work in a PC world. Just prior to getting my Mac Becky and I bought a new pc for home. Hmmm...