“To start, I need to tell you that up until 2006 I was an avid PC user. Starting with my first computer when I was five, an IBM PS2 Model 30 (without a hard drive), I’ve been loyal. I started with DOS, then Windows 3, 3.1, 95, and then XP. Then came Vista. Before Vista, I spent a lot of time rebooting but it was more or less bearable. After Vista, which is by far the worst operating system ever made, I had to find another solution,” Michael Schneider reports for PC World.
“In the summer of 2006, I upgraded about 80% of my company’s computers to Macs; we’re a design agency, and so most people wanted Macs anyway,” Schneider reports. “I kept hearing about their strengths – how the OS never crashed, how it just worked, how you don’t need to reboot every day – and dismissed them as blind lust from googly-eyed Apple enthusiasts.”
“But something changed. People started doing things quicker. Work started flowing faster (I estimate by about a third)… I upgraded the company’s remaining PCs to top of the line Macs — to the tune of about $4,000 each. Gave them each 8GB of RAM (probably overkill), top video cards, and two Samsung 24-inch screens,” Schneider reports. “Words can’t describe how much productivity rose, including my own. The same machine, two years later, sits on my desk and operates flawlessly every day.”
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