The day has come to switch (my wife) to a Mac.
I just switched my wife’s old Windows Vista computer out for a Mac. I’ll tell her about it later.
It’s been too long. I’ve been an Apple convert for a few years now and there’s no looking back. I happily pay more for the products and look forward to the next ones. I don’t camp outside of the store or anything, but I’m a happy Apple fan now.
Sometimes it just takes brute force.
Tonight I just switched out my wife’s old all-in-one Windows Vista computer for a MacMini (that we were using for our TV). I didn’t ask her, she was helping the kids with their Dutch school project. She just said that she was getting that error loop again and I’ve been through it so many times and wasted so much time waiting, configuring, and losing patience that I decided it was time to go all in with the Mac.
It’s been years of, “failure configuring windows updates. reverting changes. do not turn off your computer” and I’ve had it.
There will be some adjustment, but she has an iPhone so she knows the territory. The computers and phones are becoming more and more like each other. It’ll hopefully be a smooth transition. Only time will tell, but seeing that I’m the resident IT staff in house, I think the transition will be a good one especially as she has me around to ask questions 24/7, 365 days a year, morning, noon, night or even when I’m actually asleep.
Some of the new features in OS X Yosemite will make the transition more fun. She can see her text messages right on her computer. She can even Face Time Audio with other iPhones. Her tabs in Safari are accessible on her phone. Her contacts are synced, calendars are always up to date, email is everywhere. Big fun will be that iPhoto is on the phone and the computer for our family’s iCloud photo sharing that we use so much. It’s nice to be able to comment on a photo using a regular keyboard. I’m sure there are loads of things I know nothing about, but those are some fun ones.
It’s going to be a good transition. I hope she enjoys her new Mac. I know I’ll enjoy helping her enjoy it.