My good wife’s 5 year old Dell laptop gave up the ghost last month. Well the space bar hasn’t spaced for a while, so we used an external keyboard. The dell was generally showing its age, occasionally not booting properely, and really running slowly. A sort of Alzheimer’s stage of affairs. Then last month the screen died.
By default we had always had windows, without really thinking about why. Time for a change. Well we decided to buy a mac laptop, a macbook, primarily because it looks nicer, but also because people like john and Charlie rave about their macs. I have never met anyone that raves about their Dell. I ordered it on the phone, as we wanted a german keyboard but english software, the phone was answered in two rings, and I was dealt with politely and quickly.
The mac arrived yesterday, as promised. My wife opened the box and called me to say that how cool and pretty it looked. I got home late, and I switched it on. It was delivered charged up, nice touch. And within 3 minutes I was on the web with safari. Everything worked.
My wife’s copy-editing and corporate journo business and blog will be run from the mac. Let’s see how we get on. It may be trendy to move to ubuntu (see cote), but I think we’ll give the mac OS and iWorks a try first. It looks so damn pretty and friendly. Once I have the mail talking to t-online, then I’ll be really impressed. Mac newbie advice of course welcome.
Update. Thanks Charlie Wood for the advice.
update 2. Perhaps we will get the nod now.