Thursday, January 24, 2008

I did it--I switched to a MacBook Pro!

Having gotten a full refund from Dell (thank you, Michael McKinney), I have switched laptop formats from Dell to a MacBook Pro, although I still have a Dell desktop.  Even though having an Apple computer is a tad like being a left-hander in a right-handed world, I love it:  I love the design, I love the sharpness of the screen, I love the fact that I've had it for two months and have not managed to break it.  So, bravo, Apple--thank you for making a good product that's fun to learn how to use!

And, Dad, you were right:  it is a spectacularly well-designed machine!


Gil Grantmore said...

Hi Nancy,

I just fixed the formatting quirks in your billable hour post. The problems appear to have stemmed from, ahem, your MacBook Pro. Never, never, never copy from any word processor into a Blogger composing environment! Microsoft products are absolutely evil in including proprietary markup tags, and evidently Apple has fallen into the same habit.

If you do feel the urge to compose first in a word processor, you'll need to purge all codes and tags before pasting in Blogger. Surely your MacBook Pro has a plain text editor.

I'm glad you went to the Apple side. I'm still stuck in PC world, but that's the least of my concerns. I still don't have a body!

Keep up the dancing and the blogging.


Nancy Rapoport said...

Gil, you don't need a body, with such a fine mind and spirit! Thanks for fixing my prior post--

Jim Milles said...

I recently gave up my Dell office desktop and am now using my MacBook Pro for everything. I've had no regrets.

Anonymous said...

Any suggestions for a semi-computer literate making the same jump (from HP/windows to MacBook Pro)? I feel like a left hander tied behind my back in a right hand world.

Stephen said...

Thanks for posting your experiences, it helps me as I consider the jump.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dean Nancy! Welcome to Las Vegas. I hope you are enjoying it as much as us. We miss the Mexican Food and crawfish though.

Rickey and Rachael Dobbs, UH Law Class of 2004. Go Coogs!

Nancy Rapoport said...

It's great to hear from so many friends! For those of you thinking of making the switch, Parallels 3.0 helps to wean you off the IBM-clone side of things by letting you run Windows (I run Windows XP) on a partitioned part of your hard drive. It's saved me a ton of fretting. And thanks again to Gil G., howdy to Stephen, to Jim Milles, and to Rickey & Rachel Dobbs!

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