Well, it finally happened. Last weekend I went out to the local Apple store in Towson, MD and bought myself a MacBook Pro. Until last Sunday, I never really ever drove a Mac before, ever. I have been a PC / Windows person my entire computing life, so needless to say, this is a whole new world to me. From the OS interface, the one click mouse, and the overall way the machine behaves, this is different. But, I like it
With the help of my cousin and some friends, I got up to speed pretty quickly on how to get around the Mac, and setting up what is the equivelant of my usual computing environment. Mac style that is. I still don’t have the MS Office Suite linked up to my corporate Exchange server yet, but I know it can be done, so I plan on tackling that next week.
It has been an interesting ride so far. I didn’t even take take the MacBook to the office until Wednesday. I was just so locked to my Dell X 1. I have lived on Dell’s for the past 6 years, every document, email, web page, etc everything I have ever done has been on a Dell. But I went for broke on Thursday…
I am in NYC as I write this. I headed up for business on Thursday and had plans to stay through the weekend. So, Thursday morning before heading to the train station I decided, I am leaving the Dell behind and only bringing the Mac with me. This way I would be living within OS X, and OS X only for at least 4 days.
I don’t need to go into details, most of you already know or can imagine, I am digging it very much. Did I mention that I booted my MacBook last Sunday when I got home from purchasing it and I haven’t rebooted it yet I mean, that alone to a PC / Windows user is unheard of….. almost 7 days and no reboot required??? Using my MacBook on its first boot, even after a week of very active use is like, as my buddy Ryan Irelan would say, “gliding on ice.”
This thing rocks, I have a LONG way to go, but all in all my first week of being a MacBook Pro owner, its two thumbs up from this PC veteran. I know I am on the honeymoon and will be for a while, but there are some really nice features and flow on the Mac. I love the keyboard commands, iSight, and the way all of the usual apps (browsers, IM, Skype, Office, etc) work!
OK, now I have to put the Apple down to go enjoy some more of the Big Apple. More thoughts on my Mac experience as time goes on…. happy weekend.