Buy a Mac. Toss Your PC

Posted by David Chism | Fri, Jul 24, 2009

I just spent two hours last night try­ing to trou­bleshoot a fam­i­ly mem­bers brand new Win­dows Vista PC com­put­er. I can’t tell you how much a pain it was to get the new email work­ing and con­tacts trans­ferred safe­ly to Microsoft Out­look. When it was all said and done, we then pro­ceed­ed to send small groups of emails to friends telling them she had a new email account. The rea­son we did small batch­es of emails is so we would not be labeled as a spam­mer! Well, this morn­ing, the PC is in trou­ble! I received a call that she can­not send email. I told her to call Ver­i­zon who quick­ly said, not our problem…sounds like it is a Win­dows problem…call them…” I don’t know who’s prob­lem it is! All I know is that I spent anoth­er hour trou­bleshoot­ing it for her to see if I could fig­ure it out. I turned off the evil Nor­ton soft­ware, think­ing that was the cul­prit. I got the email to receive but not send. There­fore, my con­clu­sion is that Win­dows or Ver­i­zon thinks the email is a spam­mer! I sug­gest­ed to call Ver­i­zon again and don’t let them hang up! I real­ly think it is a com­bi­na­tion between Ver­i­zon and a PC. I can’t tell you how many prob­lems I face while using a PC. I’ve used PC com­put­ers for 20+ years and switched to a Mac a year ago. It was one of the best deci­sions I have ever made! You don’t need Nor­ton or any virus soft­ware. That alone makes your com­put­er run 10x faster! When you install a pro­gram, it is not rock­et-sci­ence. The lit­tle Mac brain fig­ures it out! When you want to use a new Inter­net con­nec­tion, Mac says, Hmm…I think he wants to use this con­nec­tion. Done!” There is just less headaches with a Mac the more I use it. I still use a PC sev­er­al times a week and spend half my time wait­ing for things to load or find­ing infor­ma­tion. So, if you have not pur­chased a Mac and are on the look out for a new com­put­er, it is worth the up front cost to switch to a Mac: I guar­an­tee it. You will save mon­ey on tech sup­port too! One last thing: I heard of my first com­plaint from a Mac own­er. I don’t remem­ber the exact com­plaint as it was VERY minor. When he pur­chased his Mac, he could not fig­ure out a cer­tain pro­gram or func­tion. He tried to get help from one Mac geek at the store who said, I don’t think you can do that.” He then was frus­trat­ed and returned the com­put­er! Ah…but then again, he did not take the time to learn what a great machine these com­put­ers real­ly are! If you get a Mac, there is a learn­ing curve, but it is worth it.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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