Helpdesk Challenge – switching from PC to Mac
Most people I know that own a Mac tell me how much better they are than PCs, yet plenty of PC owners are hesitant about making the switch, or happily maintain that there are benefits to working with a PC.
There were a number of ad campaigns brought out by Apple both in America and in the UK, wittily highlighting the advantages of a Mac over a PC. Understandably, these reflected a corporate marketing message (the fun versus the staid and boring), and PCs hardly came off well.
There are plenty of defences for choosing a PC over a Mac, and for many people, these will be sufficient to deter them from switching over to the Apple side of the fence. As always, there are two sides to every argument.
Reasons to love a Mac
…the sleek and simplistic design looks great
…it works well with other Apple products
…you can run Windows alongside Mac OS X using Boot Camp
…there are fewer Mac-targeting viruses (although they do now exist)
…if you have any problems, it’s simple to call Applecare
…the software is slick and simple to use
Reasons to love a PC
…it’s fully customisable
…there’s a wide support system available
…there are stylish ultrabooks to choose from these days
…you can easily upgrade components
…there’s a wide range of software available
…you can easily find cheap laptop PCs
But how about those who have experienced both technologies, and have switched from PC to Mac? Or even – whisper it – switched from Mac to PC?
Have you switched? And if so, how long did it take to adapt, and what was the hardest part of the transition for you?
Lastly, can you share any advice with people who might be considering changing either from a Windows PC to a Mac or from a Mac to a PC?
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