The Vista that Broke the Camel's Back

Last modified on February 24th, 2007

Most of you that know me have undoubtedly seem me cursing at my computer furiously this past week or punching my laptop from time to time. The reason for this sudden change in behaviour stems from my recent installation of Windows Vista. Somehow, that whole process turned a pretty decent laptop into something completely unusable.

So today, while trying to edit some photos at Northern Voice, I realized that I just couldn’t go on using my laptop the way it was. Everything was really slow and most applications crashed from time to time (especially Photoshop). Since I’m about to leave on vacation, and I really need a laptop to take with me, I debated spending the first day of my vacation reinstalling XP on my laptop. Which would obviously suck, but something really needed to be done.

And then, looking around at my peers in the Forest Sciences Center at UBC, I found the answer in the shape of a glowing white Apple. So, after I dropped Kasia off at home, I stopped off at Future Shop and picked up a shiny new MacBook Pro. It took me about ten minutes to get up and running, and I just finished uploading a few photos to Flickr with it.

It’s unfortunate that Microsoft spent five years working on a product that really isn’t that impressive, at least in my eyes. But thankfully, their product finally inspired me to do what I’ve wanted to do for a few years now — rush out and buy a Mac.

Thanks Windows, for all the memories.

5 responses to “The Vista that Broke the Camel's Back”

  1. Retrocactus says:

    Welcome to the world of Mac….it was amazing to see how many Apples were at Northern Voice. Enjoy your new computing experience!

  2. Outstanding! Welcome to the club, and may you have a great vacation. Life should be much easier this way, but don’t forget to vacation while on vacation.

  3. Tom says:

    I doubt you’ll ever look back at the rest of us still struggling with Microsoft O/S. I don’t know why consumers keep putting up with fixes to an original piece of poor software. Remember Windows 3.1, with it’s brand new GUI and how we all couldn’t wait to find the familiar DOS prompt.GRRRRRrrrrr. Good luck with new machine, and a very BON Vacation.

  4. SLATE says:

    Good news for you – You can actually run both windows and mac os x on that laptop! So you can have your cake and eat it too!

    Have fun with your new Mac.

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