My recently-purchased MacBook is now fully loaded with all of my most-needed software and “stuff.” Since I opted to go with the not-newly-updated and much less expensive MacBook rather than the whiz-bang new-Mac-smell of the just-updated MacBook Pro, I won’t bore you with a long review. I’ll just say that it’s a nice and logical upgrade from my trusty but aging iBook G4, at a great price ($882 out the door, which is less than the original purchase price of the iBook) and it’s lighter to carry to work as it’s quite a bit more compact. See?
As you can see, I am giving up FireWire, which I used exactly twice (we have some FireWire portable hard drives that we use at the office, which can also be connected via USB), and an internal modem, which I don’t think I ever used.
Now, after thinking about what’s on my Mac and what’s on my PC, I’m wondering about something else.
Are the differences between Mac and PC now so blurred that I no longer need both? I don’t think it’s quite to that point, but there’s this:
- Both Mac and PC run on Intel processors now.
- I run the same overpriced commercial software on both: Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
- My primary browsers are the same on both: Firefox and Chrome.
- My email program is the same on both: Thunderbird.
- My most-used free stuff is the same on both: Filezilla, iTunes, TweetDeck.
I’m still going with having both, though. Gotta have that Mac for iMovie and Photo Booth!
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