Mac vs. PC

A few people have asked me what I use and which I prefer. Well, the short answer is I use both and I love them both!

I was trained to work on PCs and even though I can’t do much on them anymore, I still have the confidence and intuition to find and fix problems. I feel that I am the boss and no PC will get the better of me! My PC is a 2010 HP Probook laptop 15 inch running Windows 7. I use this mainly for work as it has a full size keyboard and I touch-type. It still takes some reading and diagnostics if something goes wrong. Most people in Sweden still use PCs so smaller software packages and private packages are still designed for Mac.

I am now also using a 2011 MacBook Pro 15 inch. I can’t touch type on this one so I use it for surfing, reading and watching movies. The screen resolution is amazing. Mac is very intuitive and it does everything for you. Network problems just diagnose themselves. The best part is that you can just close the lid when you are done. No rebooting, it never hangs. You just open it and start to work. It is a very graphical interface, short on text. I am still not 100% confident with it. No software to buy though and no virus protection necessary. If you wish you can run Windows. Still pretty expensive.

When I started out working with computers Apples and PCs were very different beasts. Now the user interfaces are very similar. I think I prefer the Apple but the keyboard stops me from using it. Years of touch-typing on a full keyboard can’t be wiped away so easily!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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