It's time. I can't hold off asking you anymore. I need your help! This could mean LIFE OR DEATH (of this blog anyway)!
Ok, that was a little overdramatic. It's not really life or death but it feels like this HUGE decision I need to make and I need FACTS … but I will also settle for OPINIONS.
A little over a month ago my new HP laptop computer contracted a virus and DIED. Like wouldn't start up. Like went kaput and gave me the middle finger. So like a good kid I called my manufacturer for help, who then told me to press the F8 key one billion times and when that didn't work? Instructed me to find a screwdriver and proceeded to tell me that I was now going to REMOVE MY HARD DRIVE. At this point in time you need to imagine a Cathy cartoon with her hair sticking out and an "AACK!" above her head because YEAH, like it's a good idea to instruct ME to remove a computer's hard drive when I drop my hair dryer on my foot like EVERY DAY.
Yeah, so, the computer is dead. HP is currently ripping out what's left of the old hard drive and putting a new one in there and I'm sure they will have a party over there because "YAY! A BRAND NEW COMPUTER HAS JUST BEEN BORN!! It's a girl. Let's call her Martha." But how does that help me? All my documents and music and photos went BUH-BYE. AGAIN.
And so I find myself at a crossroads. Is it time for me to finally convert to Mac? I can only afford this one (the white one). I hate, hate, hate Windows Vista … so I never really liked my new computer ANYWAY. And I really TRIED to like it, what with it's HD screen and HDMI thingie and its 6 hour battery life. So do I wait for Windows 7 to come out this fall (the Nerd Kings associated with Maggie say it's the best thing since chocolate milkshakes. And yes, they already have copies of it. But me? Since I'm cool? I have to wait months like the rest of the world. SIGH), or do I just say screw it and learn MacOS since I have to learn a new operating system any way you slice it. Unless I continue to bang away on my old computer (with lovely, lovely Windows XP), that also has a short somewhere in the power cord and a loose space bar. AACK is right, my friends.
AACK! Frustration squiggle! Frustration squiggle!!
So do I get a Mac? Can a PC-user figure out MacOS without having to take a class? Will I eventually throw the thing out the window and go back to the drawing board? Is it SLOW? I HATE SLOW COMPUTERS. I love my iPhone … is that enough? WAAAAAAH