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If I wasn't and seo that hasn't been here for quite a while, I would feel like a fanboy (i am) - instead, I feel like I'm doing a public service announcement. Take the time. make the switch. Keep a pc around so you feel safe for a while, and then laugh later.
I haven't posted to WebmasterWorld in so long. I miss this place. It rules. I think maybe I'll hang out and ask newb questions here for travelin_cat (hey man!) :)
BTW, I will not be getting an iPad either. I'm basically tethered to my desk and though it is a great concept and even better implementation, I really have no need for it. I have an iPhone, an iMac and a MacBook, they serve my purposes just fine.
I was born and raised on a Mac (first used a Mac Plus in 1989).
But don't expect it to be all roses:
So many things are built in to the Mac and things are so well integrated that you will rarely need to think much about the hardware you're using. You will come to assume that plug-and-play is how the universe ought to work.
Sooner or later, your PC friends will mock you for things like not knowing how or why to debug the frajimacator or recalibrate the whatchamacallit, tasks that can usually be done in under half an hour by someone who knows what he's doing. They will wonder about your sanity because you don't even care.
They will mock you for assuming that machines could look after their own work. They will not understand the satisfaction to be had in staying focused on the thoughts and deeds that actually put money in your pocket.
Just a friendly headsup ...
I'd like to get a Time Capsule but I've heard they fail after like a year and a half. I'm thinking about getting a USB external drive instead for Time Machine. But Time Machine is one of the reasons I bought a Mac. Very cool.
Time Machine is awesome, it saved my butt recently.
I have two external hard drives, one is for Time Machine and another for Retrospect. You can never have enough back ups.
You can never have enough back ups.
Oh so very true.
I think I have like 8 external drives now.
Remote backup is good to have too.
I've been VERY happy with dropbox - especially for making the transition and sharing files between the new macs and old pcs. Very nice software that's reasonably priced.
Thanks for the welcome Buckworks - I think you're very correct...my only regret is not switching sooner.