What does it take to cross the fence and go to the dark side?
Many people have to use a Windows PC for work but choose to get a MacBook for their personal affairs.
For them, presumably, there is a marginal component to learning to coexist with both – followed by an innate transmission from one system to another.
This is not the case for everyone.
Every time I use my wife’s Windows laptop keyboard, I can’t. The whole thing feels disoriented, even mentally exhausted.
The camera here on the left side? why?
How do I open anything?
So I was touched by Ashley Jovik’s last words. She used to be Apple’s chief software engineer before she was whacked and fired for allegedly leaking classified information.
She is currently involved in several lawsuits against Apple. However, when she gave an interview with telegraphI made a very personal comment about the difference between Apple and Microsoft merchandise.
She said she gave up her iPhone. She found it impossible, however, to leave her Mac. In her words: “I’m trying to switch but I’m sitting [at rival] Computers I think this is just a piece of crap, so I keep coming back. “
I won’t suggest for a moment that all Windows PCs are a piece of crap. I simply would not offer such roughness. But is there still something about the way Macs are designed that instantly make them more accessible to any user who comes across?
Or does something else make it more attractive?
I admit there is a bias. I’ve been using Apple laptops since they existed. I have never had a hard time deducing how it works and how I can do my work on it.
They always felt called. They’ve always offered a simplicity other laptops can’t handle. They came, after all, from the “it just works” ethos, along with the PC ethos of “look at all these features”.
In recent years though, I’ve thought Windows PCs have caught up, partly by looking and performing as much as Macs. So I wonder how user-friendly Apple is still a deciding factor in purchasing decisions.
I wonder more after hearing Apple CFO Luca Maestri recently announced that 50% of Mac buyers in the second quarter of this year were new. Yes, they have never owned a Mac before.
who are these people? And why did they make their decision?
Were they mostly younger people who finally got to buy their first Mac and always wanted one? Or were they more of those who now intend to work permanently from home and finally had the option of getting a Mac?
How many people are actually drawn to Macs precisely because they think it’s simply more human-friendly?
And how many, like wedding photographer and lifelong Windows user Lee Morris, have taken one look at the Apple MacBook M1 specifically and have it weirdly transformed?
“For the past two months, I’ve had my new office here, I’ve set up my Windows PC, and I think I’ve only turned it on twice,” he said in a recent report. choppers video.
This stinging perspective added to his earlier penchant for big Windows settings: “I’m an adult now and don’t want a giant, loud, power sucking machine next to my desk.”
It was always assumed that this was the only way to get performance. Now, it is not.
This, then, goes well beyond ease of use. Your Mac seems to have kept it and made huge strides in terms of performance.
Recent reports have suggested that Jony Ive left Apple because his design aesthetics have been increasingly questioned by the people he calls “accountants.” However, design decisions of its time – like the painfully unsimple TouchBar, for example, and the absolutely stunning Butterfly keyboard – somehow took Apple off its people-side position.
Despite this, the choice of hardware is becoming an increasingly personal choice. If you can use all of your commercial Microsoft software on a Mac, why choose a Windows PC?
Feel free to answer this question, while I annoy you by saying that Apple’s PC shipments are on the rise, while the PC market is shrinking.
Some companies still mandate certain brands of hardware. But how many people would choose a Windows PC instead of a Mac, if they had a completely free option?
For anything other than price, that is.