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My history with computers is pretty long.
It all started once my father came back home from the USA, where he assembled his first PC from various components.
He was a tech enthusiast, which made a permanent impact on my life and a choice of my career. I still remember we had a 2×86 PC, when I was two. We kept that computer until I was four.
I remember playing tetris on the computer, and games like Arkanoid.
To be honest, at the time I was never interested in Macintosh computers.
My father had and still has a belief that Macintosh computers are overpriced and don’t allow you the compatibility PC’s have.
I was following his belief system religiously, up until last year.
I was sold on Timothy Ferris idea of a remote workplace, and my PC laptop just didn’t cut it anymore with its battery life.
I was trying to find something that was more reliable in terms of battery life. I was going through forums and I saw that Mac laptops were best in that regard.
Another important factor was that I could install Windows on it.
I was really happy that I was buying a laptop that outlast myself. I opened it, straight in the store. I left my old laptop at home, so I started working right in the store where I bought it. At the time there was a pressing issue I had to deal with right away.
“Ok, this baby can run Chrome, I don’t have time to install Windows right now,” I thought to myself.
When I got home I was very busy and wasn’t thinking about Windows, and I wanted to see what the new operating system offered.
At that moment I was hooked for good. I never installed Windows later.
The design of the operating system prevailed.
I was amazed at how everything worked the way I wanted it to. Everything was pretty and flawless. Later that day, my friend showed me how to use Spaces and multi-touch gestures.
That’s when the bomb went off in my head, and I knew I didn’t have the need for Windows anymore.
Every time I looked at it at my desktop, I felt as if something was missing. What I had was better.
Now let’s be honest, there isn’t anything you can do on Mac, that you can’t do on PC. And vice versa. But on the other hand, whatever you do on a Mac is FASTER and smoother, than it is on the PC.
The look and feel that I get from Mac, tremendously impacts me and my working environment. The massive advantage of Mac users over any PC user is the relaxed feel that you get while using the machine. That’s what I feel.
When you are a creative individual, your working environment impacts your results.
And the very layout we see and operate in, determines the quality of the results that we put out!
Following the quality user experience from my conversion, I really enjoyed how well all Apple devices connected. I already owned a smartphone at that point, but I felt as if the integration between the devices was lacking. I had to find services that would make my phone work with other devices in my house.
Not to mention, in the months to come, I pulled the plug and got other Apple devices as well. The sync is art. Simple.
Apple has a content rich platform that works exceptionally well throughout all devices. iCloud to Apple is like the Holy Ghost to Christianity. It’s the invisible hand that causes all of your devices to work flawlessly together.
But in the end, beside all the flashy details, I think the biggest reason why I converted to Apple is the fact that it allows me to focus on work at hand, resulting in an insane increase of my productivity.
From a perspective of someone who was a PC user for entire of his life, I can safely say, that this is something better. If you are a creative individual who’s work involves one of the following areas…
- Graphical design
- Audio Editing
- Video Editing
- and especially Blogger
…I can safely say, that a Mac is your perfect match.