So while I was traveling around this Summer, I was invited by Sheikh Mohammad al-Yaqoubi to his house. While I was there, I noticed he used a Mac. Then I went to a wedding and I heard some people talking about how great Mac is. Later I began to hear how much of a let down Vista is. So then I go to Cambridge and, lo and behold, I visit Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad and he is using a Mac! I spoke to my sister about this, who was in Jordan, and she said Sheikh Nuh Keller also uses a Mac. Then I reflected and I remembered that everyone at Zaytuna uses Macs (which is why all their files are playable by quicktime). So I began to think that if all these very intelligent people are using it, maybe I should try it.
My brother’s laptop’s hard-drive failed and it was irreparable so he needed a new computer. My mom asked me to suggest a PC so I did but I added a note in the e-mail that I suggest she try a Mac. She said she was not in the mood to experiment so we got the PC with Vista. I opened it and it resembled a train wreck. Even though the wireless card was fully functional, Vista would not let me connect to the internet. Home edition has the functionality of a sandbox so I would have to pay $100 to upgrade to professional so my brother could connect to the domain at his school. Then I would have to pay another $200 to buy a new copy of Microsoft Word for Vista because our mass license version was not compatible. I tried a number of things and I spent a good portion of the night just to get it functional again (I tried getting rid of Vista and installing XP but it failed). I decided this is a disaster and I don’t want to deal with it. So that morning I went to the local Apple store and got my brother a MacBook and I had it fully functional in less than 15 minuets. iWork was only $75 and that’s all the software I needed to add (though I bought the protection plan). In short, I have a feeling my next laptop will not be a PC. I’m sold on Mac.
On a completely irrelevant note, I have a really good laptop for sale. The only defect: Vista.