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Why I like my Apple laptop computer

By September 7, 2003apple

Just checked to see how long it’s been since I rebooted my laptop. It’s been 20 days. I wouldn’t be surprised if I go another 20 days without having to reboot.

There are three things I want in a laptop computer, which my Powerbook gives me: (1) rock solid stability (i.e. freedom from reboots and system hangs); (2) quick sleep and quick wake-up; and (3) automatic connection to any available wireless access point. The absence of pop-ups and viruses is just gravy.

Life is much easier with OS X than it was with Windows. Admitedly, there was a bit of getting used to things which was hard at first. But now it all flows smoothly, and my computer is always ready if I want to use it. I never had that experience with Windows, which is why I don’t miss it in the slightest.

Later: Jon Udell has similar observations, although he also reports slight trouble. Main point: expectations are higher for OS X because performance is better. I obviously agree. And I agree with this fellow too who says “Apple isn’t in a position to rest on its laurels yet, even if I don’t think I’ll ever like a notebook more than I like my iBook in terms of sheer ‘pack up and go and expect it to work’ simplicity.”


P.S. If you appreciate these kinds of observations, you might want to read this as well.

One Comment

  • Tim Hadley says:

    I’m starting to look around for a new notebook. My law firm is an all-Microsoft shop: Office, with Outlook for mail, so on and so forth. However, I find the Powerbooks and the MacOS X system very tempting. Do you have any recommendations for navigating the Microsoft seas in a MacOS ship?

    I apologize if you addressed this already. I’ve been pretty much absent from blogspace for about the last 6 months.

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