My Turn

Falling in Love with Mac OS X

- 2008.02.14

My Turn is Low End Mac's column for reader-submitted articles. It's your turn to share your thoughts on all things Mac (or iPhone, iPod, etc.) and write for the Mac web. Email your submission to Dan Knight .

My name is German, and I live in Argentina, South America. I'm a Senior IT at a company and a certified Microsoft Professional. I'm 34 years old, and I've been using and living from PCs for about 20 years now. I also have plenty of experience with Unix and Linux.

Last October a friend of mine called me asking me if I could repair his old iMac. I told him that I never opened a Mac before, but taking a look will not hurt. He came to my house with an iMac DV 450+ G3 Ruby. 20 Gig hard drive and 256 MB of RAM. The Mac was not powering up. I opened it, and after two afternoons checking, I found that the down converter was faulty and repaired it. I powered it up.

It had Mac OS X Panther and Classic installed. I can't explain how surprised I was after 30 minutes using Mac OS X (I had never used a Mac before). So surprising to find that with a 7-year-old Mac you could do pretty much everything, like browsing the Web, email, and such with a very acceptable speed.

I fell in love with Mac OS X. I bought a secondhand Core Duo Mac mini. I sold my main PC. And for my personal use I'll never go back.

I'm looking forward to buy a MacBook Pro and selling my Dell notebook. After years of dealing with drivers, patches, service packs and "latest updates", hardware problems and broken registries, obsoleted "new" hardware, etc., I could tell that I'm little sad I didn't discovered Macs before.

This is my modest experience.

Cheers

P.S.: I'll continue into the PC world for a living.

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