Alright, I admit it. Yesterday, I slept with my Apple iBook.
Cybersex? Not quite. I was watching a DVD and I dozed off. But I do, it is true, have unnatural thoughts about my iBook. Why unnatural? Because, for the past decade, I’ve been using a Windows PC, and my natural behaviour towards a computer involves sighing, slapping the monitor upside the head, and rebooting to establish even tiny changes I make to the computer’s configuration.
Now that’s in the past. Last July, I purchased an Apple iBook G4. It is simply a fantastic machine. Friends raise their eyebrows when they see it. Microsoft Office works fine, and though I’ve heard that Macs have fewer applications than Windows PCs, I’ve never failed to locate an application that did precisely what I was looking for: Standalone blogging software, newsreader, etc.
I won’t say the iBook is perfect. In the process of installing bucketloads of software over the past months, I have succeeded in making some applications crash, but it was easy to zap them. Once (I think), I even made the whole computer hang — but I was running about a dozen applications. I’m the kind of user who pushes his computer to the edge of the performance envelope. It remains true that the iBook is one of the best computers I’ve used (and I did work in the IT sector for eighteenth months, so I know a little of what I’m talking about; no, I wasn’t fired!).
The guys — and gals, I hope — at Apple have come up with new campaign called ‘Get A Mac’. It features a few reason why you might want to get a Mac if you’re a PC user:
- (1) No viruses (more or less);
- (2) Head-turning design;
- (3) Microsoft Office works fine (this is true; I use it seven days a week, no compatibility problems);
- (4) A superb user interface and operating system.
Check out these great videos. I know they’re propagandist, but behind the spin is the best home computer in the world.