Hi all! I am back from the holiday/birthday time off I took and I thought I should share some observations I have had concerning some folks who have switched from a mac to a windows machine for various reasons. In my wife’s case, it was because her 4 year old macbook pro could no longer update the browsers or flash or anything because the OS was too old. Why not update the OS you ask? Because the CD drive stopped working and apparently apple says that to replace it we need to buy a whole new board as well. 1800 fix for a CD drive that works so we could load 40 bucks worth of new OS so she can update her browsers and applications….yeah no.
Instead, i got her a sweet 250 dollar laptop loaded with win7, a 2.5ghz Core duo processor, 3GB of ram, and a nice video card. Preloaded software included open office. The trouble is, she is so used to a mac operating system that the conversion to windows has its confusing moments. For one, a mac rarely talks to you to let you know that something needs updating. While a windows 7 machine seems to constantly be on the look out for updates that needs downloading and installing. Being a tech guy myself, I like my machine to be as verbose as it needs to be as long as I am running fully updated and secure. Just sayin’