After reading about zero day infections, and other bugs, and vulnerabilities, I "went rogue," and bought a MacBook.
I can kick myself every time I use the MacBook, for NOT BUYING ONE SOONER! After 25 years of all the hassles of Mickeysoft, I have finally have made the leap of faith.
I can go into the myriad of features that come with OS X, but I will only mention 2.
1) an upgrade costs $30, not $200
If a PC lasts me 3-5 years, that would be 2 or 3 upgrades of of the OS, at $200 a pop, that's $600-800. On the Mac side that's 60-80. Add that to the $700 price of a Windows laptop, and there's the cost of your MacBook.
2) built-in backup with Time Machine.
This has to be the most awesome backup utility. Accidentally delete a file, it's back there in Time Machine. Where's the backup utility in Windows?
All the bling, and eye candy are pretty much the same on both systems, so that is a non-issue.
However, as I work in a Microsoft shop, and Windows pays the bills, I will still be subject to what John C. Dvorak says is, "Windows 7 vodka and Microsoft Hangover," here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2354446,00.asp
"In the end, Windows 7 is a big dealbut it should be an even bigger deal. It will get a lot of attention for the next week, but the buzz will wane rapidly as people realize that there is no new paradigm here, just more cheap vodka that will inevitably be followed by the same old Microsoft hangover." John C. Dvorak
That being said, I may have to experience the hangover at work, that does not mean that I have to be subject to the same hangover at home. I prefer my hangovers to be alcohol induced.
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