I just celebrated my two year anniversary of being – near as I can – an all-Mac operation in my personal computing.
Ten overwhelmingly positive experiences have kept me strongly in the fold:
No spam – There is no better spam filter than Spam Sieve. It’s a Mac-only product and it catches 98 percent of my junk mail.
No worms or viruses – None. Zip. Zero. Not a single one in two-plus years now.
No adware/spyware – Same thing. These are non-issues on my Macs.
No crashes – It just doesn’t happen with OS X. I had one crash in December 2002, but I was running OS 9 at the time and it was a very old program (from 1994-ish) and I was curious to see if it worked. It didn’t.
I switched in December 2002 when I purchased the Apple Dual G4 Desktop and expanded that system in April 2003 with a Powerbook G4 Laptop. Now it’s nearly two years later and I’m still using both machines without any upgrades (other than new software).
My employer is a WinTel / Microsoft shop so I picked up a Motion Computing 1400D tablet earlier this year – and used in conjunction, these two machines make my life alot easier. But I prefer an Apple solution — why? Just look at the three items I highlighted from Wendlund’s blow… No spam, no worms, no viruses, no adware, no spyware, and no crashes.
You can’t beat that.
Besides, Macs are SEXY!