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Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

On becoming a fruitarian

Friday, May 19th, 2006

“If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?”
Gloria Steinem

Momentary lapse into geekdom, but it has to be said …

After having lived for 23 years with the idea that a computer is just a tool, and a computer is a computer is a computer, I’ve now discovered that there are computers, and there are computers. For the last two years this household has run both a Mac and a PC. The way this worked out is that the kids got to use the Mac and I got to use the PC, so I didn’t get a whole lot of experience with the Mac, except for noting that the kids rarely seemed to need my help to do anything on it in contrast to the old family PC. Now, with Apple producing machines capable of running both OSX and Windows, I decided I could finally replace my mere-2-year-old-but-rapidly-ailing Toshiba laptop (which naturally started to develop problems the minute the warranty expired) with a brand new 17″ MacBook Pro.

No, it’s not perfect or anything mythical like that. But it is one giant leap in that direction. It all just … well … works. Even transferring my browser bookmarks, address book and mail folders was a breeze, and installing all the software and peripherals I use on a daily basis took a fraction of the time it’s taken to do the same thing in the past on a new PC with none of the inevitable hiccups, hangs and crashes.

I now understand something of the undying loyalty these machines seem to inspire in long-term users. Seems almost a shame to put Windows on it …



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