“There are lots of reasons that people don’t want to switch from Windows to Macintosh,” Web entrepreneur David Alison blogs. “I assume the most common reason is simply because Windows works for the people that are using it. The old adage ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ tends to apply here. These people are not upgrading to Vista either, they’re staying with Windows XP or even Windows 98 and are just fine.”
MacDailyNews Note: Earlier this year, after 17 years of Windows (retch), Alison finally made his move to Macintosh. Better late than never, right? After his first three months, Alison went “from curious about Macs to a newbie user to a switcher that promotes Macs to strangers.” In other words, the usual.
Alison continues, “There are however an increasing number of people that are moving to Macs now – many of them people like me that hated Macs at one time. I believe there are lots of reasons for this, not the least of which is that people that are running Windows XP are faced with an upgrade to Vista as their next logical step and feel that maybe it’s okay to consider a Mac since they have to go through a full operating system refresh anyway.”
“One of the reasons I was not interested in Macs for a very long time was that I clung to many facts about the Mac that I felt eliminated it from contention. Well, as with many things in life it turns out the facts that I knew about the Mac were either hopelessly outdated or simply myths,” Alison writes. “What I wanted to do was tell you the ones that I was aware of and often cited when I dismissed Macs in the past.”
Allison’s list of common Mac myths:
• Mac’s only use a single mouse button
• There are not that many applications for Macs
• Macs are closed machines that cannot be expanded
• Macs don’t work well with Windows machines on a network
• Macs are more expensive
• Macs can’t run my Windows software
• Macs are mouse centered machines. You constantly have to grab the mouse.
Full article (a good one for anyone you know who’s on the fence about switching to Mac) explaining each item on the list here.
Read also Alison’s, “Why I bailed out on Windows and switched to Macintosh,” here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]