My first Apple IIc computer was way back in the early 90s, and had a 500 mb hard drive. It was shaped kind of clunky then and I had a 13″ monitor to go with it. Loaded was all the software, fonts and I had lots of imagery on disk too! As I gained experience over the years, upgraded the systems and programs, so too did Apple. I’ve had G4s, ibook, macmini, itouch, and the gadgets get better and cooler, as the Apple brand really sets itself apart from the rest.
Today I work on a desktop Apple, a macmini and have great wide screen monitors to showcase the Apple technology in all it’s glory.
About 18 months ago I decided to buy a Dell PC so I could load Microsoft Office and assorted other software for Skype, and Camtasia for creating video tutorials. It really was just to see my client’s website design and development through Firefox and Internet Explorer on the PC (as well as the Mac).
Here’s the basic issue.
After working on macs all these years, with it’s ease of functionality, the simplicity of being able to do work I need to without any confusion, the simple and direct way it opens, shares, and just does everything the logical way, why would I even need another type of system? Of course it’s because there are others who are on the PC.
Well, of course this is the whole point of competition and branding wars. Someone always thinks they can create something kind of like what you have.
The Dell I have is so slow, and it’s so confused. It pops things at me constantly, updates without asking me, and is just so disorganized. Half the time I cannot find something I just downloaded or saved.
It’s time for PC companies to realize that Apple just did it right and if they cannot do something similar, just give it a rest.
I needed to write again after the tragic loss of Steve Jobs this past week. I never met him but really felt like he knew just what I wanted and always seem to create the coolest gadgets and computers. When the Macbook Air came out, I thought, ahhh yes, nice and thin and light. When the iTouch came out, I thought that was the coolest of all the gadgets. In my pocket I had my portfolio, music, a book or two, a few videos, a movie, I could search the internet, get email, and more… it was the greatest “travel accessory” ever!
I’m so looking forward to chucking my Blackberry and getting an iPhone and can’t wait to video phone my family and friends, just like I use Skype now on my computers.
He was such an iconic genius and I feel like I’ve lost a friend who has stood by me for the last 20 years. The Apple products have been a part of my life that long and I don’t know what he would have come up with next, but I know I would have wanted it.
He changed our lives and the way we communicate forever. My sincerest Thank You for all that you did and for caring.
It’s official, the Dell Inspiron laptop has died as of February 6, 2012. The system has failed on a not yet 2 year old laptop. Pretty sad considering my Apple computers are still running smoothly year after year. So what to do now? Try to repair it and spend even more money on it? Buy a used one from a friend, because I sure would spend the money for a new one. Ideas?
Updates on idiotic Dell Inspiron since last posting:
I had to spend more $ and a brand new hard drive had to be installed, the old one fried up, nothing could be retrieved… along with anti virus software and spyware.
Everything seemed all right until Friday, March 9th, when I have a meeting scheduled with a new potential client, turn on my Dell and it won’t start. Says it cannot find the Windows operating system and I now need to call them on the phone for ID verification. Just unbelievable. Went back to repair and he helped me get it back running.
Today! It’s Thursday, March 15th, and now Skype and Super Tin Tin have stopped working. After downloading Skype again, and twice, it’s sometimes working, sometimes quitting. Super Tin Tin won’t work at all. It’s back to the repair shop again today!
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