I wrote a post last week on my observations of Apple computers in use. I don’t see many. but the response from Mac users was overwhelming – giving me reason to pause. My present Dell computer is a little over three years old and I am beginning to shop around. I am very interested in a Mac.
I worry that the transition would be more than I am up to. I have worked with IBM PC’s, gateway, and dell for 25 years. Almost always with Microsoft products. In the early days I used WordPerfect and another brand of spreadsheet. I remember the transition from WordPerfect to Microsoft Word – it was a trying time of change – my productivity dropped for a couple of months while I found my way around.
I worry that the advantages of a Mac would not be worth the trouble of learning a whole new operating system. Is the Mac really that intuitive? Would the transition really be as profitable as the Mac users proclaim? With all the trash talk aside, what are the real benefits of switching to a Mac. What about my digital camera – it is a Kodac – will it integrate well? What about the internet connections? I just do not know enough about a Mac.
Here is how shallow and uninformed I am – Every Mac I see on television is a laptop – is that how the choice? I don’t even know where to go to look at Mac’s. They are not carried in any of the office supply stores in my home town. I live in the Kansas City area – but I am not familiar with the Kansas City computer retail market.
What do you think I should do?