drhowarddrfine - 1:48 pm on Dec 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Getting back on track, my wife needs a new computer and I'm going through the same issues about whether to get one with Win8 on it and throw it away by buying/installing Win7. I could build her one, too. If it weren't for the fact she uses QuickBooks for our businesses I would put her on Linux cause everything else she does can be done there.
Then the thought came to get her a Mac but she's not good with change and she'd have to buy a new copy of QuickBooks, I think.
When one of my boys went to college, everyone there had a Mac and he was the only one with a Windows notebook. He was so impressed by what the others were able to do that he saved up on his own and, last year, bought his own 27" Mac desktop. "It's everything I wanted and more", he told me. Then he bought an iPad. Now he wants an iPhone because everything works seamlessly together and not because he's become a fanboy.
Well, he may be a fanboy but from experience using the products. I enjoy using his desktop when I visit him, he lives out of town, but I use BSD and Linux and build my own systems. But this story brings up what I think I wanted to get to.
Apple has been doing this multi-device, seamless integration for a long time. Microsoft started trying to do it a couple weeks ago. Hmm.