Jay Moonah explains why he isn’t getting a mac. Good for him, be your own mind and make your own decisions. I’d still greatly respect Jay if he told me he was getting a Commodore-64.
It seems that no one can make a compelling argument to sway Jay, and while that’s fine, he also points out that no one can explain the Mac Experience to his satisfaction.
I can completely understand where Jay is coming from, no one could sway me for the longest time. I’ve been a PC user since about 1983. Let me tell you something that happened today, that for me sums up the Mac experience.
I was at my desk (Macbook on the left, PC on the right) and my eyes wandered to the right side of the Macbook pro to the DVI-video port. I’ve never used this port on any machine, my Dell flatscreen is hooked to my PC by VGA.. Starting blankly at this port, I remembered that my flatscreen has this kind of input, and I got a DVI cable with it. I hunt the cable down, and plug the screen into the macbook pro, not sure what will happen..
Will it duplicate what’s already on the screen? will it freak because the macbook is 1440×900 and the Dell is only 1280×1024 ? Will there be smoke? Am I toasting the the screen and the mac?
I plugged it in, and it worked.
There’s the “Mac Experience” Jay, I plugged it in, and it worked.
No popups to install/configure/reboot/jump up and down. The mouse smoothly goes from screen to screen as if it was just one huge honkin’ desktop. I put Firefox on one screen, Audacity in the other, and seamlessly bounce from screen to screen. Wow.
I’ll say it again, I plugged it in, and it worked.
That’s the Mac Experience.