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Mac versus Windows. It’s a debate that has been ongoing for many years...which one is better?

In college, most of us had Windows computers. At that time they were requesting an IBM that was a few thousand dollars to run all the software we would need for our photography classes. I remember I had a blue Toshiba as it was a hair bit cheaper. I can’t say I had many issues with it. There was one time I had to hand the laptop over to the college’s IT guy to fix something. When I arrived to my graphic design class I had to use one of the Mac desktops. As far as I can remember, that was my first encounter with a Mac computer. It took some getting used to, but once I had it figured out, it was so much simpler to use than my Windows.

Between college and starting my job at the newspaper office, I had always had a Windows desktop computer because they were much cheaper than a Mac. When I started at the paper, everything at the office was Mac. After becoming reacquainted, I was happy to use the Mac computer again. It was maybe a year later that I received a Mac laptop. It made life so much easier being able to be more portable and having the ability to take notes and get my work done quicker. At some point, maybe two years ago, the keyboard and mouse quit working. Okay fine, so the computer was still working so I got an external keyboard and mouse. I loved my little Macbook. I could easily bluetooth files to it and it was just a great little computer.

But, all good things come to an end. My poor little Macbook died.

The Mac laptop was quickly replaced by a Windows laptop. It’s a little bigger, very nice looking and I am still getting used to the fact that the keyboard and mouse work! After spending years working on a Mac, it’s a bit of an adjustment to learn how to do what I am used to doing on a Windows. I keep hitting the wrong key to activate the shortcuts, everything is backwards and sending a bluetooth file is a pain. I will have to look at my options to send files from my phone to the computer.

Other than re-learning how to do things, it’s been great so far. It’s fast and when I figure out how to do something, it does it without argument. It’s a little bigger than my old laptop and it barely fits in my computer bag, but I’m not complaining. Having a larger screen to see things better is a good thing.

While I am still trying to get my e-mail contacts to import to my new e-mail program, I am really enjoying this new, faster, brighter laptop.

While I will always love Mac computers, I really do like my new laptop!




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