Day 4 of NaBloPoMo
Does writing part of this entry a little bit before the actual day it is meant to be posted on, count as cheating under NaBloPoMo? Well, at least the first part of this entry was written before midnight.
Anywho, the reason why i'm posting this so early in the day is that I'm not sure whether i'll be able to make a post during the proper day/night before midnight. Talk about planning your life around a blog!
Speaking of NaBloPoMo, some guy has a page that allows you to randomly go through blogs participating in NaBloPomo: see the NaBloPoMo Randomizer. I clicked and clicked on the 'View Next Blog" button but still couldn't get it to land on my blog :(.
Having only five hours since the last entry, I don't have that much life-blogging to do. So to entertain you, i'm going to post a link to some RED...HOT...PAWN. Go on click on it!
What a great name for a site! lol.
Anywho, lately i know i've seem very critical of Macs, and Apple in general. I don't want people to get me wrong: although I prefer Windows as my operating system, i actually don't mind most of the Apple products. They do have their advantages over Windows in some areas and vice-versa.
What mainly peeves me off is Apple's smugness and claims of a fault-free computing experience in which "thing's just work". Well, with computers things never always "just work"; i've seen Macs and iPods die and not "just work" just as much as other computing products and software.
In stumbling around the internet, i found this nicely balanced article on Mac security. Don't let the title put you off, the article really is pretty good (and coming from a Mac user no less).
This is a good quote: "...after experiencing issues with software or just trying to make things worked, I quickly realised the warm glow that Mac OS X was giving me was just showing me that problems exist on a Mac – they’re just different to the ones PC owners are used to."
I guess the main thing I tell people asking about switching from a PC to a Mac, is that firstly it takes a while to get used to the change in scenery, and for the most part the visuals and features of the Mac are pretty impressive. However I stress that Macs aren't perfect: software crashes, hardware dies, and things will not "just work". That is the nature of computing, and anyone who tells you otherwise (including Apple themselves) are just plain old liars.
Just like opinions on anything else, some people will like the grass on the other side, some people will not. However, I think we'll see a steady increase in Apple's market share over the next few years, and that can only be a good thing, as more competition (especially against companies like Microsoft) can only mean better results for consumers.