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Matthew Lighttiser made me buy a MAC!

September 21st, 2007

Well, not really.  But sort of.

For those of you that know me well, you know I’m a bit of a Microsoft fan.  That’s something you won’t hear most people admit in public these days.  But it’s true.  In particular, I’ve been a big huge user of Outlook since the mid-90s.

I LOVE Microsoft Outlook.  I probably spend 95% of my computer-time on MS Outlook and a web browser (FireFox these days).  I use every single feature on Outlook.  I also synchronize it between two computers, a laptop, and my mobile phone using Microsoft Exchange.

I also use a Zune instead of an iPod.  (The only reason is because iTunes refuses to offer a subscription service.)  I use it just about every day to listen to music and podcasts.

What does Matthew Lighttiser have to do with all this?

He actually is starting to convert me.  To start with, who is he?  Matthew Lighttiser is my brother-in-law.  To be more specific, he is my wife’s twin sister’s husband. 

Over a month ago, Matt visited us in North Carolina and could not stop talking about his new MAC.  Then, last month Sandy and I went down to visit them.  (Susan is pregnant and we went down to Florida for her surprise baby shower.)  Before and after the shower, Matt again was enumerating the benefits of his MAC over PC.  This time, his mom and step-dad were joining in.  I felt the MAC twinge.

That same week my laptop (a PC I have had for about five years) died AGAIN!  Matt helped me resurrect it.  (He’s more of a techie guy than I am.)  But I felt I was starting to be converted.

The end result?  I bought a MAC today online.  It comes in next week.

Why?

According to Matt (and others)…

  • It will start up quicker.
  • It won’t break down as much.
  • It looks nice.
  • It just plain works.

Also…

  • I can boot it up as a PC if I need to.
  • I can load my PC programs on it.
  • It can still work with my Windows Server.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Got a MAC?  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.