After spending three days trying yet again to resurrect a PC that had no hardware problems and oddly enough not even any viruses that any of my usual tools could find, AND wrestling with one PC that constantly doesn’t want to recognze the USB, I’ve decided to go over to the dark side. I just ordered a Macbook Pro and two iMacs for my house. That oughta do it.
The ones I bought are used and slightly old, but are still Core 2 Intel-based systems, so I’ll be able to run Snow Leopard. They could probably also use some more memory, but I’m curious how they’ll run on “just” 2 GB of RAM. Speedwise, they’re equivalent to what I had in the house. It’ll be interesting to see how much more MacOS gets out of essentially the same hardware.
I’m excited and scared all at the same time. It will bug me to have to buy new copies of software that I already have licensed copies for on Windows, and I’m not sure what to do about that. (Office, Quicken, Dragon Naturally Speaking/Macspeed Dictate, Final Cut, etc.)
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.