Yes folks… Nixon just hit Hitler in the face with a snowball. Yes friends… it is snowing in hell. This is something I swore I would never do, but here we are. Today, I bought a Mac (more specifically Macbook Pro). With the oddities introduced in Windows 8, and the ‘joy’ in maintaining my wife’s computer, I wanted nothing to do with it. I am also somewhat disappointed in Dell. While I had a full warranty, 6 months after I purchased it, they stopped supporting the sound card. I was having some issues and needed the drivers for it. They had some sort of custom concoction built into the mother board, made by some unknown entity. It took several techs to finally find someone who could direct me to a somewhat defunct site which had the drivers. Then the trackpad had issues, and the story was much the same. On and on it went. For the most part, it has been a good laptop, just lousy support. This is sad as they were once really amazing. I also tried Ubuntu and found it to be somewhat fun, but there is not enough support for higher end editing and graphics animation.
So… I am jumping the fence to Apple. Actually I use several Macs at work every day, and they have been really solid machines and the service has been fantastic. I still have some strong feelings about some of their practices, but I feel like I am getting the best machine out there (or darned near close to it). We’ll see.