I was was one of many first purchasers of the Apple Mac 128k in 1984 (I think it was 1984). I have used Macs all my professional life. They are excellent. I bought a Sony Vaio PC three months ago because I felt I needed a PC laptop – simply because the world works on PC. (OK.. I also wanted to play shoot em up games in quiet moments). I am a fan of Sony. I have had Sony televisions, Sony television cameras and Sony digital cameras. Unfortunately, the Sony Vaio is a PC and it uses WINDOWS Vista.
Mac users multi-task. Creative people use Macs. When I try to open Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Audacity, Firefox, Word and ‘Winfail’ on the Sony Vaio PC all at the same time – it doesn’t like it. The Mac would drink a bottle of wine, smoke a cigar, phone the prime minister, solve the fucking global credit crunch AND allow the user to use all these programmes at the same time, if need be. BUT… not Windows. it slows up. It does weird things. I get WinFAIL error messages and it refuses to send emails. Add Norton 360 into the recipe (Macs don”t need anti-virus software) and multi-tasking on a PC became a Friday 13th nightmare and I just know that a virtual Jack Nicholson is inside this bloody computer… waiting with an axe to chop up the registry files and crash the entire fiasco.
So… when my PC reads this… if it doesn’t behave… I am going to buy a shotgun and shoot it… and then I’ll go out and buy a computer that does the business…. and go back to Macs!
Note to commenters with PCs: Yes I know you are all beside yourselves with how good PCs are… but you don’t know you have a problem… because you haven’t used Macs and if you start giving me advice…. I may just send the virtual Jack Nicholson with his axe, who is lurking in my Sony Vaio, over to your computer!
The doctor is coming soon with my Rioja injection. I’ll be OK soon.