Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Back on Mac...

It's been a's been at least 18 months, in fact.
In late 2008 my old e-Mac became unworkable, especially on the internet. It was slow and its porn-handling capabilities were frankly sub-standard. So I bit the bullet and slipped a wad of cash into Mr. Gates's pocket so he'd let me use his operating system.
Now, I'd been on Windows before. In my day job in typesetting/graphic design I'm on XP, and with that new machine I was on Vista at home. I have nothing against Windows, and find it just as able as the Mac OS.
But you always come back to your first love...
I first used Apple computers in 1982 at school. Finally, after 4 years of scrimping, my parents were able to purchase me one in 1986 (an Apple IIe). Then in my first full-time work I got to use some of the earliest Macintosh computers, and kept on using them. I've been derailed a couple times, but now I'm back home.
Just last week I purchased a brand new iMac, and I'm using it to type this blog. I also got myself the Adobe Creative Suite, so I'm rip-raring to go with all sorts of projects.
It's weird, but I feel immensely more creative on this computer than I do on the Windows one, which is now pushed off to the side, waiting for me to find something I can't do on my new whizz-bang baby. It's probably the familiarity aspect as much as anything, but with this sucker I really feel like big things are coming (tee hee). Watch this space...


Rozlyn Sparks said...

My first computer was an Apple IIc. I wrote my first story on it and printed it on a dot-matrix printer)

It was a good computer for its time, but it was the only Apple I have ever owned.

I've noticed some people are really Mac people and some are really PC people. It's just whatever you are comfortable with I guess.

Though, as I understand it, Mac's are superior for graphics.

Willsin Rowe said...

Oh, I don't know. I love the Mac, but I wouldn't assert with any real enthusiasm that they're superior in graphical work. But I tells ya what...I'm lovin' Garageband!

Rozlyn Sparks said...

Garageband looks very cool!!