just a simple cure for one of the many variants of "Windows Arthritis.... "
when my firstborn entered college 18 months ago, he preferred a MacBook Pro, as Macs are what our K-12 school systems use, and so that's what I bought for him. it cost well more than a "good" Windows notebook.
so far, in a year and a half, he's called me once
for technical support, for a question and answer that took about a three minutes to resolve.
if Windows PCs were more like that, a large part of my business wouldn't exist!
same with my brother at Christmas 2008. "what should I buy the kids, a Windows PC / laptop, or a Mac?"
he bought the Windows laptop for about 1/3 less, but it's been back for factory repair service twice, and out of their hands for nearly 2 months.... what value is there in spending less when it doesn't work? it's not just the software, it's the hardware, too!
I'm sure that this will really stir the hornets nest here -
- for web surfing, email, audio, video, photography and the like - buy a Mac!
- for real business applications, or heavy duty gaming, buy a PC!
this is just one man's opinion; I'm not asking for a debate!