My Story.... te-he
I figured this forum would be the best topic to post this in. I want to share, with you, my story so far on how my MANY computer experiances have pointed me in one direction everytime. Apple. I tell this in hopes that when a PC bias user may open up a little bit and realize the corruption in the computer, not computer, PC market today.
Shall we start in the begining? Ah yes. 1995. A familiar year. I had just turned 5 ( yes I'm 15 now ) and my dad got a new GateWay Desktop with Windows 95 for his work. It became the family computer rather quickly. Slow, but never gave us that much trouble. It was a good computer. Probably the best PC we've had... ever. Slow, but still good. It crashed after 5 years of hard service. That's how long a computer should at least last. But NOOOOOOOOOO.......
Conclusion: Gateway = Good
Shortly after it died, we decided to catch up on PC technology. We bought a brand new HP desktop. Not sure of the specs of it. Though one thing I will never forget it had.... eh... Windows ME. (shrudder) Needless to say, it was troublesome from the start. 3 days, 3 DAYS after we bought it, we had to ship it across the country to get fixed. We didn't see it for 6 months. When it finally came back, it was in worse condition then when we sent it to get fixed. The same problem consist, ( Failure to Boot ), and the video card was completely mess up. So we shipped it BACK. Though this time, we got it back 3 days later, and this is pretty much what they said "YOU installed a 3rd party video card, and your warrenty has been voided." We were charged for the shipping for that fix. My brother opened the case, and noticed that it was not the same video card we had in it 6 months ago. The serial number was even filed off. Our only conclusion is that THEY installed it on there to avoid any more fixes. Well, that computer is LOOONG gone.
Conclusion: HP = TERRIBLE!
Whew. I know, I'm exausting you, but thank you for reading so far! Ok, where was I. Ah, yes. After the HP, we needed another computer. We've heard home built PCs were always the best direction to go, so we decided to follow the band wagon. We built a really good PC, as far as hard ware is concerned. Our mistake was.... yea. Windows. 2000 and XP Pro. That lasted about until Late January of 2005, with several re-installation of each OS. 2000 became unusable, and we couldn't take it off without XP quitting on us. So we had to reinstall 2000, everytime XP needed to be reinstalled, in order for xp to function somewhat properly.
Conclusion: Home Built = Good, but use Linux!
Now I got ahead of myself deadgumitall. About the summer of 04, my brother-in-law convinced my brother, just entering college, to make the switch. He bought his first Mac, a PowerBook G4. Oh, he loves it. LOVES it. I began to look at our home built PC, his powerbook, our PC again, his mac again. Envy. Our home built PC was dying, and I was desperate for something new. We had the money, so, we now realise was a big mistake, we bought a Dell.
For 2 days I loved it. Then I realise it was just like very other PC we have ever had. Junk. Pure Junk. Oh I hated it. The wireless card was defective the day we got it, the vid card no longer displays over 256 colors, it has become slow as heck with a 3.6ghz! And that was in 2 month. So, for christmas, my parents bought a from my brother-in-law a used iBook G3. I sit here now using it, after it being 6 years old. ( Read back to my first paragraph ) In febuary, ( I know I'm skipping around ) We bought a new iMac G5. Well, not much to say other then it's given us 110% of our money well spent.
Conclusion: Apple = Best
Now why did I write this? Ah, but there is another reason. That one dell, our last PC, passed away a rather painfull death tonight, and my mom used that thing has her own personal computer. She has all her iTunes music, games, software.... well, her stuff is still there. But every driver has been wipped of the computer. It's unsuable. And it's going up on ebay for parts...
Now, FOR ALL PC USERS! WAKE UP DAGNABIT! This iBook has gone 6 years of no trouble. The iMac so far has gone 6 months, with no trouble. So what if we live in a PC dominate world, more macs, more dominace. Apple has made a huge break through with the release of Tiger. Go ahead and make the switch. Tonight was the first time I've used Windows in MONTHS, and let me tell you, I was so lost. I had no clue where to go, what to do, then it froze out of the blue.
That's all I have to say, a few positive follow up would be nice...