26 August 2010

New Computer

Just moved over from a PC to a Mac and am getting used to it. Probably no more blogging today

15 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You're brave! A Mac would terrify me.

jams o donnell said...

It feels rather different but I hope it is as good as people say

My old one went kaput yesterday

Pagan Sphinx said...

Good for you, Jams! It's on my list to do the same. My old PC is so tired and runs so hot and is so ful of stuff.

I used to work at an all Mac school and loved both my desktop and laptop the school provided.

I have to get out from under my kids' student loans first, so it'll be awhile.

Have fun!

Ruth said...

My very first IT experience was with a Mac. I wrote my PhD thesis on one in 1989! It was probably a bit different to yours ;-)

jams o donnell said...

So far it feels great to use. Let's see how it pans out Sphinx

I daresay it will be a different beast. I bet it was a lot bigger than the mac mini and a lot slower!

Claude said...

You understand that it's not a machine, but a BEING. It helps if you give it a name, shake hands and speak to it with respect. That's how I finally managed to get some productivity out of mine. At first, it rebelled constantly. Bonne chance avec l'apprivoisement!

jams o donnell said...

Haha Claude. I will call this one my lord and pledge my fealty to it!

Sean Jeating said...

Congratulations! Will we have to address you as Mr. MacDonnell now, Jams?

jams o donnell said...

Haha now there's a thought Sean!

sally in norfolk said...

I love my mac which ive had since Christmas easy to use and everything works :-)

jams o donnell said...

So far that's how it feels Sally. Booting is so much faster and that's a big bonus!

Andrew Scott said...

I have swung both ways. Macs are inherently (slightly) nicer and simpler; but they cost significantly more. Cost wins with me cos I'm a cheapskate so I'm a Windows PC now (oh, plus an exotic but even cheaper Linux on the netbook - don't much like Linux though). But I expect you'll like your Mac.

jams o donnell said...

So far I like it fine Andrew. I had coveted a mac but I hadn't actually planned on buying one until the PC packed in.. Sadly that's what it did on Wednesday...

Ted said...

Ooops... The computer packed in on Wednesday...? Oh Dear... Having just read "Cat in the Bin"'s comment on a later post I must insist, it wasn't me. (I like the mouse settings on "fast" by the way - more of a challenge for a us cats).

jams o donnell said...

Haha Ted, I wonder why the settings are a bit different every time I come to use it. Now I know!