I realize this is going to be more controversial than the work of Charles Murray, but sorry Mac fans: I switched earlier this year and I don’t see what the big deal is. I am probably going to stay a Mac user because they are just so much prettier, but that’s hardly what I thought going into this.
Specifically, I abandoned my PC when it would freeze up all the time. If I had to give an online lecture, I would re-boot the computer to try to get it back to its best operating ability. Yet I would have to do it a good 15 minutes before the class started, because that is just how long it would take for my PC to “calm down” after re-booting. If I tried to open applications and actually use the computer after only, say, 2 minutes following a re-boot, then it would be ridiculously slow.
Well, things aren’t that bad yet, but they are getting there on my MacBook. During the past week, if I come to it fresh and try to start using it, I just budget into my schedule that I will have to wait up to 3 or 4 minutes for the computer to be “ready” for me to actually use. Up until that time, the aggravating color wheel will spin if I have the audacity to try to, say, check my email.