Why I use a Mac

From HackerNews , an answer to a common question my friends ask me — “Why do I use a Mac”?:

So the point of all this is that for a product that has been tested, debugged, and gone through all levels of Dante’s circles and back before being released, Windows is just not good enough. It seems like its so close. You just start to like it, and then it does something weird again. Its like an old friend of mine. She drinks and can be really raucous. But she’s a great person but has off moments. Its like hanging out with her on a good day and everything seems awesome, and then she randomly punches a cop. You kind of expect it, but you let your guard down for a minute and then wham, you get reminded again.

So in the end, I just fell for Mac because she’s really my type of girl. We fit well together. Windows is really pretty, and we have some good times, but she’s just not the one. We’ll still be friends, but that’s all we can ever be.

I agree with most parts of it; although I must say that Snow Leopard has crashed(i.e. with a gray version of the Windows BSOD) on me twice so far, and seems to get laggy on me while multitasking, so it seems nobody’s perfect. But in the end, I feel less stupid when I’m using a Mac — that’s how simple the explanation is.

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soothsaying bricks

Just so that everyone recognizes that I predicted this : Apple will launch a glorified iPod touch with a large capacity hard drive and fast networking, that is expected to be your “Personal Computing Device”, much like the Intel Personal Server

Suppose you’re traveling on business and carrying your personal server. You could sit down in front of any PC that has the necessary wireless capability and a small icon representing you would appear in a corner of the screen. When you clicked on the icon, it would expand to a much larger window, perhaps with a set of documents and applications that you are currently using, and you could access them in the same way as if you were sitting at your own computer.

Personal servers already exist in the market. The idea of a “shell” app on any Mac / PC that lets you use your iPod anywhere is pretty tempting to me — we finally have a world with all the infrastructure to support this. Well, maybe Apple wont. But someone really should — the time is right for this sorta stuff.