Switching From a PC to a Mac

by pkmcr

There are a number of compelling arguments both for and against making the switch from PC to Mac for us to consider. Are you thinking about switching from a PC to a Mac?

Have you been considering switching from PC to the Mac?

You may be like me and indeed many other people, who are now looking seriously at Mac computers and laptops having been introduced to Apple through the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

All these devices use iTunes for transferring apps, music, videos and more to and from them. The truth is that iTunes works far better on a Mac than it does on a Windows Computer.

Many of us have also been seduced by the stylishly-designed products which Apple produce. That makes it easier to think about making the switch from the PC to a Mac.

Switching From a PC to a Mac - Pros and Cons

One of the most popular reasons people give is that Macs don't get Viruses!  That's not entirely true though because Macs can and do get viruses.  However, because the Mac is used by less people the Virus creators focus their efforts on Windows Computers which are used by many more.  That means therefore that the threat from viruses on a Mac is much smaller.

You are far less likely to experience a virus when using a Mac.  However, you should ensure that you make use of the inbuilt firewall, download all available security updates, and install a free antivirus program.

One of the stand out facts about Macbooks is that they do have a fantastic battery life when you compare them to just about any other laptop PC or netbook.

 With the average laptop you get A couple of hours whereas with the Macbook you are getting something like 7 hours on the go.  That can make a massive difference if you need a highly portable option.

Macs look great and there is no denying that they are well designed.  I don't know about you but I think that the whole Mac range, including the Macbook and Mac Mini, is visually stunning. Whether you decide to go for the white Macbook or iMac with the sleek aluminum flat panel you will have something that you are going to love! Yes, I know that's a bit of a superficial reason for loving them but there's no denying that it has played a significant part in their growing popularity.

Another argument that has been exaggerated is that Macs don't crash. The truth is that any computer can crash, regardless of what system you are using. However, the difference that you will notice is that Macs tend to crash less often.

You will find that on a Mac the crash of one program can be easily dealt with without the entire system crashing. This is a distinct advantage however, you will find the same of higher end PCs which are designed to a higher standard.

A lot of people say that the Mac OS X feels more intuitive and natural to use than Windows.  In the end though this comes down to personal preference but remember, that there will be a learning curve when you switch from an operating system you are familiar with to a new one.

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Switching from Windows to Mac

Now Made Easier For You!

You may already be aware that you can now use Windows on the Mac. Many of us have held back from switching from Windows to a Mac because we are used to using some specific Windows programs.

You will be pleased to hear that you can now have all the benefits of a well designed Mac computer, and still use any Windows programs that you want!

Macs now come with software called Boot Camp which allows you to boot up Windows when you need to.  However, you need to be aware that you do need to purchase a separate Windows license. You will also find that Macs work with your standard USB peripheral devices.

Only you can decide whether to switch from PC to Mac. The most obvious drawback from making the switch is that as with any change their is a learning curve when you first start using a Mac.

However, most users comment that getting used to the Mac was far easier than they had anticipated.

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Updated: 05/27/2013, pkmcr
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pcdman on 02/01/2012

Good article. I want a Mac but just can't afford one.

samsons1 on 10/06/2011

Thank you so much for this useful article which is a fitting tribute to a fine company. Like you said, I was introduced to Mac through my iPhone at which time I bought my first MacBook Pro. Even though I still use the PC mainly I have the same info on my MacBook which I use as a 'rescue' computer in case of a breakdown of my PC or a power failure...

Guest on 06/28/2011

Now that my hubbys PC is broken, maybe he'll switch from pc to mac. I know I LOVE macs.

SimeyC on 06/22/2011

Personally I think this is going to be a moot discussion in ten years of so. With the move towards cloud computing, the OS is going to become relevant and it'll be a question of do you use Droid, Opera, Firefox or IE - each will be able to use applications from the cloud- and the software will essentially be identical on a Mac, a PC or whatever piece of hardware you use.....

PeggyHazelwood on 06/21/2011

I just got a new iMac a few months ago and LOVE it. I am so glad to be with Macs.

kajohu on 06/19/2011

I switched to a Mac after I accidentally fried the motherboard of my PC a couple years ago. I love my Mac Desktop, and recently bought a Mac Airbook too, for when I travel. I don't see myself going back to a PC anytime soon.

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