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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 — 7:31pm PDT
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vancouverview1.jpgA while ago Buzz Bishop, local radio host [Z95], blogger [MacBlog], podcaster, techie writer [Cyberbuzz] and friend of asked to get my story about making the switch from PC to Mac. I’ve done several posts to express how much of a newbie I am with my Macbook [tag: mac vs pc] and Buzz decided to capture the essence in an article he wrote for this month’s issue of Vancouver View Magazine.

…The MacBook travels well, unlike the big beast of a PC, or “Frankenbox” as Rebecca calls it, dominating her home’s office furniture. Her PC is “an ugly beige tower pieced together with miscellaneous parts that sounds like a harbour plane taking off when it boots up.”

And that description of the ol’ PC rings true with a lot of us.

Vancouver View Article by Buzz, about me

Business Week Magazine reported last year that close to half a million new Mac owners were expected through sales at Apple retail stores alone. Add in those who buy units second hand, online or through authorized resellers and you’ve got a population surge that is making some noise.

But the iSwitch isn’t always smooth. It’s like learning a new language, it takes time and practice… [Read more in Vancouver View Magazine]

The May issue of Vancouver View is available now at your local newsstand, and the Mac-generated blog posts about the switch will certainly continue on this site. After all, I just got setup with a Mac mini at work, the adventure continues.

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  1. From the snippet here it doesn’t sound so much as “PC to Mac” switch but more like a “old stationary to new laptop” switch(?)

  2. Miss604 says:

    It was a complete overhaul of my computing, in many ways yes.

  3. GZ Expat says:

    I just picked up a new HP laptop with Vista. Microsoft is making it easier and easier for people to make the switch with an operating system such as that. I hate it…horrible. The laptop is great…but the op sys is horrid.

  4. wyn says:

    Yeah, it’s kind of unfair to compare the beige tower of a early 2000s PC with a design-oriented Mac laptop. Whenever I get a (PC) laptop, I’m in constant ecstasy of how streamline and sleek it is. Real geeks – of which I’m not one – still get desktops because it’s amendable after the purchase… or they get PC laptops because they can load up Linux on it!

  5. buzz says:

    cmon guys, don’t let the minutest of facts get in the way of a good story. 😉

    you’re dissecting it with the ferocity of a trekker complaining about an extra’s pronounciation of klingon in the background of a scene.

    she went mac. that’s the story i’m telling.


  6. Jenny says:

    I heard once you go mac you never go back

  7. David says:

    Miss604 has great taste, and now Greater Vancouver knows it. 🙂

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