July 20th, 2007

It’s official. After four years of plodding along with my Dell laptop, I have finally been converted. More specifically, I have finished shelled out the cash to be converted. More more specifically, I just bought a MacBook. I just picked it up today, and it’s so shiny. I mean, really shiny. I haven’t even had the chance to boot it up yet, I’ve been so busy staring at the pretty packaging. You can tell I’m off to a great start.

I’m thrilled just to enter a computer-y world where I don’t have to borrow someone else’s computer to run Photoshop and Second Life and, well, just about anything. True, it seems like everyone is switching over to Apple these days. But if going with the crowd means I get shiny things, so be it!

Tags: Bonnie life, new toys

7 Responses to “I Am A Proud Mac Owner”

  1. nectarine Says:

    With so many trendy technophiles heading to Apple, I’m starting to feel more and more like I’m from a different planet. Of course that’s where I like it. Luckily my planet is a thriving echo system in it’s own right far away from power struggles of opposing galactic empires. Ubuntu all the way!

    I like Macs though. It seems like the platform for people who just want to do things, I can see the good in that, windows is rather bad at it. Congrats!

  2. Vampira Says:

    I think I missed the part where they were better for gaming. O_o

  3. Patrick Says:

    Welcome to the free world Bonnie. You know you can install windows on there and dual-boot, so you can play any XP game while enjoying a more stable, secure system otherwise.

  4. Brad Jackson Says:

    For me its always been the price that kept me from the Mac. Well, that and the incompatibility with most games.

    From my POV a Mac is like a BMW. Its excellent hardware, no one in their right mind will deny that Mac hardware is superior in pretty much every way to the lower cost hardware you find in most other computers. But, just like the BMW, its excellent hardware at a gawdawful price. Last time I checked a Mac cost roughly double what an equivilant non-Mac did. So I don’t use a Mac for the same reason I drive a used car: expense.

    As for “free world”, Patrick, I think you will find that generic (cheap) hardware and a Linux install gives just as much stability, security, etc, and is ultimately free-er than Mac OS. I’ve got nothing particularly against Mac OS, but its just as closed as Windows. At least the parts of it that are Mac rather than BSD are as closed as Windows.

    Ubuntu is my distro of choice these days, and while it won’t play Windows games without extra help, that’s what dual booting was invented for.

  5. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    I don’t know, I feel like I’m getting more for my money than I would with a PC. I’ve had a Dell laptop for four years, which came out to roughly $1000 when I bought it (tax, warranty, all that included), and it’s never really been able to play games. Why? Because it’s not a great machine (Wow, I feel bad even saying that, after I’ve been using it all this time. Sorry, old computer). The new Mac cost me roughly $200-300 more (again, all that stuff included). I guess only time will tell whether it’s worth the price difference, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. Hooray!

  6. Cadallin Says:

    Wow! Seems like I was only slightly ahead of things! I switched to a Mac a couple of years ago. A refurb G5 tower. I love it. I don’t think you’ll regret the Macbook at all.

    The only thing I don’t like about those machines is the Intel integrated graphics, but I don’t know how demanding second life is.

    By the way, I’m posting because I check your site pretty often and I really love your writing. It is the kind of intelligent criticism I feel the industry has been missing for a long time.

  7. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Thanks, Cadallin. That means even more coming from a fellow proud Mac owner ;).

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