I knew this day would come, we finally got a Mac!

A Mac mini to be precise. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a Mac for nearly a year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Windows 7 has by and large been a huge disappointment to me. It doesn’t live up to any of the hype and I still believe it’s Vista SP3. I find it difficult to work with and hard to maintain. And before someone calls me an Apple fanboy, I make my living supporting Windows server products. Trust me, I know how Windows works.

Windows 8 isn’t my cup of tea either. After seeing the leaked screenshots and mockups, I find myself cringing at the horribleness of it all. I’ve been talking about walking out on Windows for quite some time, but I can never seem to break those ties. But it wasn’t me who scooped up the Mac, it was Donna. Crashing windows, slow browsers, hardware compatibility problems, driver headaches, it was all to much for her. She threw up her hands and got a new machine. And before you think she’s an Apple fangirl, she makes her living as a Microsoft SQL database admin. Not only that, she’s supported SQL and Windows Server. Yeah, she knows a thing or two about Windows as well.

I’m not sure what we’re going to do with it, but I’m pretty excited. I wanted to go all in and get one of those uber sexy, ultra big, iMacs, but I suppose we should take baby steps. Let’s ease into this new world. By happenstance a friend of ours had some extra ram laying around. Right off the bat we cranked it up to 8GB. That’s typical for a PC, but huge for a Mac! Considering most Macs have 2GB of ram and apps run like a champ, this upgrade should make the Mac run fast enough to set your hair on fire.

So here we go, the stranglehold of Windows has been broken. A Ubuntu machine snuck in here earlier this year and now a Mac sits prominently in the living room. This could be interesting.

By the way, that Magic Trackpad is neat!

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