Mac always inspired me. Inspired me of being something hmm …. “different”. I always was a Windows user. I’m not stick with it, I just use it because I always used.
Is it something that I really like or chose? No. I use it mechanically. It like favorite brand of beer or cigarettes (I don’t smoke though). Your drink or smoke it because you got into the habit. Maybe there are better but you don’t want to experiment, you like this one and that’s fits you.
Back to the topic. Mac always inspired me. In the era of Windows 3.11 (anybody remembers that silly system?) Mac looks like something really useful and user friendly.
But I didn’t like it. Because it was sooooooo different. When I was sitting at Mac I just falling into stupor. It’s like you spoke English all of your life and you got into one of Arab country. Maybe there is sense, maybe it’s more useful. But all those hieroglyphs and manner to write from right to left got your down. You just can’t use it. It’s too difficult to you. You need to burn all that you knew and used and start from the scratch. It’s very close to find yourself in UK. Everything is different. The left side traffic kills you. You can’t drive because you always feel yourself confusing what side to turn. You can’t cross the roads because you feel yourself confusing what side to look at. You step into the road, look left, and then look right, cross it spinning your head both sides. Thirty years ago there was duodecimal system with pennies, shillings, pounds. I can’t understand this system completely. I’m sure that there is rational explanation of this system. Like everything weird in UK (I really like this country though).
The same with the Mac. Reason # 1. It’s too different.
Being on Windows side gives me a wide rang of software to choose from. I don’t want to drop software that I use for years. I don’t want to switch to another ones. I like Winamp. I like Total Commander (ex-Windows Commander) and Far (I’m from DOS era and can’t use this funny Windows Explorer). I like Microsoft Outlook, all my emails, daily to-dos and reminders there. I like app that shows me my city map along with yellow pages (there is no Mac version and there is no any on-line analogue). There are a lot of software that for Windows only. The big reason #2 Lack of software
Reason #3 Lack of support. I know that if something happen to my PC laptop I can call to local tech. service and repair it. It’ll not work for Mac. Simply because there is no tech. service in my city. I don’t know how much time it may take for repair.
Reason #4 Expensive. Mac is more expensive than PC. That’s the fact. It’s not so important reason. But when taking into account 3 other reasons – what’s the hell I should pay extra?
I will never switch to Mac. Damn!