My Windows based laptop finally broke down. Just recently put an extra 1Gb of RAM in the machine which made it so much faster. But the hard disk crashed. Aargh. I’m going for a new machine altogether.
I have been contemplating a MacBook Pro and a good rig by Compaq HP. To make an informed decision I talked to a number of people and did some online research.
Paul Graham claims all would be entrepreneurs in the Valley are getting hip to Macs and Fred Wilson just switched back to a MacBook and seems to be happy. Hugh MacLeod doesn’t seem to be all that happy with his switch but he doesn’t extensively articulate why.
But I found that these rather dated posts – and I make the assumption that the basic workings of OSX haven’t changed in the meantime – give some pretty good insight in what you can expect as a Windows user turning to a Mac: check this post by Jeremy Zawodny and this post by Russell Beattie.
I think you can guess how my decision turned out 😉