If you’re looking for a new computer and are “open to a superior ownership and computing experience, look at an Apple before you buy,” columnist Don Lindich writes in a
Apple’s new “Switch” advertising campaign struck a chord with the writer as over a third of the correspondence he receives is from frustrated Windows users. Lindich himself switched from Windows to Mac last year after he got tired of “the errors, crashes and conflicts that plague Windows.”
“With a Mac, programs and peripherals install without fuss, and there are no more missing .dll files, hardware or software conflicts, system slowdowns or surprise crashes,” he writes. “The last time I was forced to reboot my Macintosh was eight months ago, and it was my fault that it crashed. When I use a Windows machine, I have to reboot two or three times a day.”
He also says that Macs and Apple’s iApps such as iTunes and iPhoto are intuitive and fun to use. Plus, Web surfing is “fantastic” on a Mac, Lindich writes.
“Cousin Joe and his wife, Erin, bought a Windows XP computer,” he says. “Installing their scanner took seven downloads and four attempts to get the driver to install. Something about a .dll file. Just days later, they started calling. ‘The computer is connecting to the Internet on its own and tying up the phone line for hours.’ ‘Our speakers aren’t working.’ ‘I can’t find the start button.’ So much for Windows XP … some things never change.”