Sunday, February 18, 2007

Well, I got a Mac

Yes, you read that right. Me, one of the biggest PC guys out there just spent money on an Apple. I have several reasons for this. Firstly, I needed a new computer anyway. :-) But mostly because I want to learn Final Cut. Being that its sort of the gold standard in the video editing world, if I hope to land a video career, knowing how to use that program is an important step.
Plus, even us PC guys have to admit that Apple makes some damn sexy hardware. So. I got an iMac. I got the 20-incher with 2 gigs of RAM, a 500 gig hard drive and a 256 meg video card.
And for all my PC friends out there, don't worry...I'll be installing Windows as well. :-)
But still, for someone who's spent his entire life with PCs and even makes his living fixing them, a venture into the Mac world is a bit intimidating. My sole experience with Macs is in the Apple store. I have zero experience using the OS on a daily basis. Hopefully I can adapt because I'll have to use it for Final Cut. For all else I can just boot to windows. :-)
Anyway, I ordered the system last week and it should be arriving next week. I plan to make this a series of articles detailing a PC guy's foray into the world of Apple. It should be fun.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Macs. I don't particularly care for the Apple fanboys who insist that Apple is better than Windows "just because," but I think the systems and OS is a great choice for some. I hate closed minds in general and I never want to be accused of having one. But the same goes for all of you...so don't turn this post into a comment-fest of why one is better than the other for stupid reasons. Okay? Okay.
Part two will be my first impressions of the thing. I'm excited...stay tuned!
(originally posted in my Newsvine Column)