Considering Getting a Mac?

September 23, 2011

If you are thinking about getting a new computer and you are considering getting a Mac instead of a Windows computer, here are some things you should be aware of.

  1. Usability
    Macs are very good computers, but using them is quite a bit different from using a Windows PC. I’m not saying one is better than the other, just that they are different. So if you are used to Windows, there’s going to be a learning curve as you learn to use a Mac just like if you were used to a Mac, moving to a Windows PC would present a learning curve as well.

  2. Software
    Windows software won’t on a Mac unless you run it under a Windows emulator. Not all Windows software can be run under an emulator called Boot Camp. Running under an emulator is slower than running a program native to the Mac. For that reason, you may need/want to purchase Mac versions of your software. I’m referring to software like Quicken, Quickbooks, Office (Word,  Excel, etc.), card games, or any other software that you run on your current Windows PC.

  3. Security
    Despite what you may have read, Macs are vulnerable to infection. So you will need to make sure you install a good anti-virus/anti-spyware security program.

  4. Cost
    Macs cost a little more to purchase and they also cost a little more to repair.

  5. Compatibility
    Before purchasing a mac, check printers, scanners, phones, or any devices you connect to your computer to make sure they are compatible with the Mac.

We aren’t trying to talk you out of getting a Mac. As we said, Macs are good computers. We just want  you to be aware of the differences between them and know what you are getting into.

If you get a Mac, we can transfer the data from your Windows PC to your Mac. Our REST, HOST, and BEST service plans all support the Mac, so we’ve got you covered.

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