Once you go Mac, you won’t want to go back

Apple Store“I lost a good friend today. After an extended loan period, Apple finally asked for its iMac evaluation machine back. Now everyone in this household is going through withdrawl,” Robert L. Mitchell writes for Computerworld.

“Apple originally sent the iMac as background for a feature I wrote on the future of the GUI. It was supposed to be here for a month or two. As the weeks and months ticked by no one wanted to see it go home. Apple didn’t ask. We didn’t tell,” Mitchell writes.

“Meanwhile, I kept trying to find time in my schedule to set it up as my primary work machine, as Scott Finnie did recently with a MacBook Pro. He never went back. Between other deadlines I never got around to the project,” Mitchell writes.

Mitchell writes, “But for 10 months we have had Windows XP home computer and the iMac test machine running side by side. And for the kids, the iMac became the preferred machine – even for Web browsing. I have repeatedly asked them why they prefer the Mac and they don’t have an immediate answer. They just like it better.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Robert, they like it better because it is better.


  1. Time to stop moaning and fork out a couple of grand for one of your own. You know your kids deserve better than to be left with nothing but Windows XP home.

    MW “rather”, as in who wouldn’t rather have a Mac?

  2. It just WORKS!! I was talking with a person the other day about creting an iMovie for my sons school. She turns around with over twenty people standing near us, and says “So, you are one of THOSE people!” I replied yes, ONCE YOU GO MAC..YOU DON’T GO BACK! She then opened the door, and ask WHY?? I proceeded to tell her all the benifits. I found out a few days later, that about 6 or 7 people went to the local Apple store, and 4 of them purchased that day. The others, did not have the money at the time, but were going to purchase. Word of mouth is everything!!

  3. Isn’t that how the mac change happens to PC people? I was forced to use a mac in the computer labs back in college because the windows machines didn’t scan images very well. Restarting after 2 image scans in windows but could scan images for hours on the mac. So, after years of trashing macs I actually found that they were better. My graduation present to myself was an ibook. Now years later I try to get people to switch and wonder why I waited sooooooo long.

  4. Coloured labels for folders, smart folders, expose, simple and straightforward software updates. There are so many big and small useful features that, combined, make an excellent OS. OS X can still be improved but it’s the best OS out there for me so far.

  5. Why is it that not one person in the whole history of the universe has ever switched from a Mac to a PC? How do I know it hasn’t happened? Because such an unprecedented event would undoubtedly be plastered on the front page of every PC rag on the internet before you could say “Bill What’s-his-face.”

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