The following has been prompted due to a coworker buying a new Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista pre-installed.
It’s been almost nine months since I replaced my previous computer. Although it has more power than before, I’m not thinking of upgrading it to Windows Vista.
The price point and complexity of choosing five different versions turns me off. Plus, I don’t like that you essentially need a new computer with higher-end components that you probably won’t utilize regularly. 2GB of RAM and a video card that has 256MB of video memory for a cool spiffy-looking UI?
I don’t like that driver support is behind.
If I’m going to essentially get a new computer, I might as well invest in something that won’t have me constantly looking over my shoulder. Viruses (virii), spyware, and security flaws are more prevalent in Windows simply because it’s more popular. With the little I do, a Mac looks more and more appealing.
Have you tried it?
You got me. Do I need to, though?
If you’ve been reading here for awhile, I think you can see that I don’t need that much horsepower or features. As long as I can get things done, I’m happy.
That’s where I stand. Got a problem with it? Too bad! 🙂
Other tips and opinions
Scot Finnie at ComputerWorld: “A Windows expert opts for a Mac life” (see the other articles linked in that series)