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My wife is the editor of the newsletter for the local chapter of an international organization and I am her technical advisor. Three years ago her old PC was running out of gas and we bought her an iBook Mac laptop. Since that time her iBook is purring along while my PC has had its fair share of problems. In addition I notice a number of functional things like removing a program by simply dragging it to the iBook trash can vs the Windows way which could lead to problems especially if you do not remove all the pieces of that program. Now Windows programs can run on the Mac and many say even better on a Mac than on a non-Mac.
Then there is the glow from Mac users when they talk about their hardware and software. The Windows users also have a glow; actually it is more like red as they describe their latest assortment of problems and strange happenings.
My Windows laptop had been slowing down with time but it wasn’t until one of the hinges broke (can you imagine a hinge breaking!) that I raised the white flag and bought a MacBook Pro. I take it home and in less than ten minutes I am surfing the internet and sending emails just like everyone said. It has been almost a month now and I am still giving my MacBook Pro very high marks.
In a effort to be fair and balanced, I welcome all those who have opposing viewpoints to come to the APCUG 2008 Membership & Leadership Development Conference on May 17 -18 where there will be at least one session to enable all sides to express their views so we can all learn. Information on the MLDC can be found elsewhere in this publication.