Making the Switch From PC to Mac


I’m a Mac user, and I love it. I own an iMac G5 (1.9 GHz Power PC) and run OSX Tiger. In this review, I’ll discuss the advantages of buying a Mac over a PC and the few (very few) disadvantages of buying a Mac. First of all, Macs are just beautiful.

Made from recyclable aluminum and glass with a stunning display, Macs look gorgeous. Any Mac will look beautiful on your desktop (without that bulky tower, I might add). Next, Macs are just safer. PCs are vulnerable to so many viruses nowadays.

Millions of viruses and spyware/malware are ready to pounce on your PC and steal your financial information, email passwords, and whatever else you keep on your computer. Some viruses can even clean your hard drive—all your files go instantly. There are very, very few viruses that can affect a Mac. So, Macs can help keep your banking information and identity safe.

Making the Switch

Macs are pretty much ready to use right out of the box. All you have to do is plug in the power cable, and you are prepared to go! The operating system, Mac OSX Leopard, is the most advanced operating system in the world as of right now. And guess what? It comes standard. No other operating system (Vista included) offers the innovation and customization OSX Leopard offers. Also, Macs are faster and just easier to use. Macs are also widely used to make videos and other multimedia stuff with programs like movies and DVDs. (which are also standard on the Mac) Also, things like Bluetooth and airport come standard on the Mac. This makes hooking up with printers, phones, and other devices easier.

Although all of this sounds great, there are disadvantages to buying a Mac. First, they are flat-out more expensive than most PCs. But they will last longer in the long run, and you don’t need any extra software. So they pay off themselves eventually. Secondly, downloading things can be a pain. Most downloads off websites and such will be for Windows only. So, it would help if you spent time searching for an alternative download for your Mac.

So, if you’re looking for a safe, ready-to-use computer that is great for anyone (beginners to advanced computer geeks), a Mac might be a good choice. You’ll spend more money, but it will be good in the long run. Apple always has good deals, especially around “Back to School” Time, when college kids buy computers. They often give you a free iPod when you purchase a Mac laptop. Also, places like Best Buy have great deals.