Thursday, 14 June 2012

Moved to Mac

Well, the critter went and done it. He finally did what he swore he would never do - he bought an Apple Mac. Why? Got sick and tired of looking at the hourglass with Windows 7, on both a 2.6Ghz pc and a 2.4 Ghz Toshiba laptop, both of which cost a not inconsiderable amount of dosh. Couple that with the ever increasingly annoying Office and that absolute pain-in-the-arse program Internet Explorer and you've got the picture. A casual visit to a mate's house confirmed it. There he had it - a MacBook Pro, CLOSED!, sitting on his desktop, connected to a Thunderbolt 27" monitor with a gorgeous trackpad, and I was gone. The backup software - what is it called, 'Time Machine'? - that was the icing on the cake. Plus the fact that I was about to join a new company who used Macs, and I figured it was time to move out of my comfort zone. A few painful weeks later - after installing a Vertex 250Gb SSD in place of the SuperDrive (DVD) player - I'm pretty much up and running. I bought Parallels to run Windows on, and it seems to be doing a perfect job. A few readings of various articles and there you have it - O/S on the SSD and data on the 7200 750Gb HDD. Couldn't be happier. ::::::))))))