Today I completed my transition from PC to Mac. I gave my super-charged Dell Desktop in my office to Andrew. Now my computing hardware consists of a 27″ iMac at home and the 17″ MacBook Pro for office and travel.
My first computers were and Commodore 64, Radio Shack TRS-80, Apple IIe, Apple IIc and the Original IBM PC/XT.
In fact, in 1984 I published software with Prentice Hall for the Apple II and Radio Shack TRS-80 computers called the “Readability Machine”. When was the last time you heard someone talk about Radio Shack computers?
After years of PC advocacy (XT, 286, 386, 486, etc.) I am now I full-time Mac user and I am no longer afraid of that change. Rich in my office said it best:
“The Mac takes away the uncertainty and mystery in personal computers. You no longer have to guess how long it will take to boot up or if you will boot up at all!”
As I gave away my desktop PC today, the 5 minutes it took to boot and load all my software was a comforting reminder that I was making the right decision. With web based computing and applications changing the way we communicate, that PC has just lost its stickiness.
So my two new Apple computers are loaded with Adobe Creative Suite 5 and the new Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. I’m loving my 27″ iMac and am getting used to the keyboard on the MacBook Pro. I love the fact that both boot in seconds and shutdown equally as fast.
I also love that my iPhone 4 integrates with my computers and that I have seamless integration of my email, data, and music.
So, farewell PC! The last 28 years have been filled with ups and downs but I can no longer waste 1-2 hours a week in downtime. When you add up the boot-time and downtime each month on the PC compared to the Mac, most professionals will see that the Mac operating system pays for itself in 30 days.
Are you ready to change?
Brian Pasch, CEO