by Annette Dashofy
The debate rages on. Everyone has an opinion and believes theirs is the right one. There is little compromise.
Am I talking about the health care debate? Republican vs. democrat?
No. I’m talking Mac vs. PC.
I own two computers: one a desktop; the other a laptop. Both are Compaq and both get along with each other. That makes life a little easier for me when I move files from the desktop in my office to the laptop for travel. Unfortunately, both are five years old. More and more, I’m becoming aware of their age. Technology marches on and has left my machines in the dust.
So, I’m window shopping. Not necessarily Window shopping, though. A few months back I wandered into an Apple store in a local mall. The sales guy was great and answered all my stupid questions. The laptops were shiny and pretty. The desktops were sleek and compact.
I was convinced. I wanted a Mac. I’d have to save longer to afford one, but you get what you pay for. Right???
But I’ve heard good things about Windows 7 and have played with the display models at Wal-Mart. Slick. And familiar. I knew what buttons to click to do what I wanted it to do.
I was convinced. I could afford BOTH a new desktop and a new laptop for what I’d pay for one of them if I went with Mac.
Oh, but friends of mine who have a Mac told me they’d never ever go back to a PC. The Mac is far superior.
Okay. Maybe I should rethink this.
My cousin, who is my techie expert, told me NOOOOO. Stay with a PC. He gave me a list of specifics to get in a new computer.
He’s my techie expert. I have to go with what he says. If I don’t, who will answer my barrage of emailed questions?
And now another friend has started raving about her Mac…
So I bring my debate to the Stiffs and our back bloggers. What do you use? Mac? PC? How about Windows 7? And do you use a laptop or a desktop? Or both? What advice can you give a technologically challenged computer shopper? I need to be able to write and keep my financial records and work with my photographs. I don’t do games. I don’t design clothes or make movies.
Advice, folks. I need good, solid advice. HELP!