for years, i’ve considered “going mac”. i’ve loved their design, their reliability, their functionality. i’ve wished i had some of the doo-dads my mac-using co-workers have, like the ability to i-chat. for many of those years, the thing that kept me pc was our network. but that’s just not an issue anymore, and a good 1/4 of our ys staff are on macs now. the primary final hurdle for me, the last couple years, has been my need to run mediashout for the core (our one-day training seminar). but this past year, a couple of our presenters had reasonably good luck running mediashout from some kind of split hard-drive arrangement on their macs (with the ability to boot up in a windows environment for mediashout).
the final push over the edge is that, simultaneously, both my work laptop and our family computer at home have become horribly gummed up and slow. sluggish doesn’t even begin to describe them. i have spyware protection software and good virus stuff, but they’re just a mess; and running all the clean-up programs i can think to run are having no impact.
so, at the same time, we’re switching over. my work laptop was due for replacement, so i’ve ordered a nice macbook pro, which is now waiting for me at zondervan when i go there at the end of september, when they’ll move all my data over and such. and, yesterday, jeannie and i spent a bit of time at the apple store, and came home with a new imac. i’m actually going back this morning, with our old pc, and they’ll move all the files i want to keep over to the new imac.
i’m fairly clueless about macs, really. so i’ll have a bit of a learning curve, i know. but i’m pumped. it’s a new day.