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Are You a Mac or a PC… or Both?

Do you define yourself as a Mac person or a PC loyalist? Or are you just grateful to have a computer and you’ll pitch tent in either camp?

Janice and I always have been PC users.

I remember back almost twenty years when I was 18 and my graphic designer boyfriend and I would fight over whose computer was superior. (I never took him very seriously and of course I believed mine to be the winner.)

I can’t even count how many desktop and laptop PC’s I’ve purchased over the last twenty years for myself, my family and my business.

But I admit that about a year ago, I gave in to peer pressure and curiosity and went into an Apple store and bought a MacBook Pro. I’m typing on it right now actually.

I wanted to know what it was like. I wondered if I could straddle both worlds and have my MacBook play nicely with my networked PCs. Could I get used to different keyboard shortcuts and a new way of clicking a touch pad?

Well, it’s been a year of using this MacBook and in some ways it hasn’t felt like a huge difference. I regularly switch back and forth between this MacBook and all the other PC desktops, laptops and netbooks that we use for our business and within my family.

So I describe myself as a PC user who happens to also own one MacBook.

And I’m wondering… we often hear the question, “Are you a Mac or a PC?” And it seems that we’re expected to be one or the other.

But, can we be both???

Is it possible to appreciate features of both brands and decide based on budget and intended use for each individual purchase?

What Do You Say?

  • Are you strictly Mac or strictly PC or do you go either way?
  • What about your family and/or business? Do you stick to one platform for your entire family or business?
  • What factors do you consider when buying a new computer? Do you consider budget and intended use before platform and brand?

Leave a comment and let us know…

Disclosure: Janice and I as part of our blog 5 Minutes for Mom are testing out a couple of PC laptops as part of the Windows® Champions program and Windows® was our BlogHer’11 sponsor. This post is not part of either campaign and is NOT a sponsored post.

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