After my computer crashed for good last April (for the second time–it had crashed about six months before that, but had been resurrected by a techie who deemed it beyond repair the second time), I’d resorted to using an old backup laptop for the past 10 months–which was also starting to break down (constant freezing and all that).
But now, finally, I have a new computer (which was the main reason I’d gone home last weekend)–and, after having 2 PCs fail on me in the past and this backup one also dying, I have been true to my word and switched to a Mac.
The pros–it’s connected to the same account as my phone, so I can literally imessage from my computer, and getting my iTunes-purchased music and shows back is a snap. It also runs very nicely overall, and I’ve set it up with a Mac-friendly version of Office and migrated all my documents here.
The cons–having used only PC laptops for the last two decades, not only is muscle memory is a thing I need to get past, but I only know half of what I’m doing–I constantly have a google tab with “How to _____ on a mac” open. I’m learning, though.
And I’m trying to deal with the knowledge that if I want all my music on here, I’ll have to rip all my CDs again. *headdesk* I’d say that 2/3 of my music are on CDs. I’m willing to let that go, though, as I have all of those songs on my iPod nano from having synced it to my first computer years ago (before I switched to just buying digital).
And I’m also quite amused that, at the time I got the laptop, I also bought a laptop bag for it. It took me a full 24 hours–i.e., as I was packing it up to take it back to my apartment–to realize that the brand name of the bag was “Solo.”