So I turn on my desktop, which is admittedly slower than my Macbook Pro on booting because the Mac had a solid state drive and the desktop doesn't. But Good Lord, it takes forever to load the operating system and it take forever to load the browser. And so I got curious and decided to check the specs between the two systems. I pulled up the Mac specs in all of two ticks. The Windows 7 computer? I walked alway and started writing this blog because I got impatient with the beast.
My Windows 7 Ultimate computer has:
3Ghz dual core processor
3GB video RAM
My Macbook Pro has:
2.3Ghz 4-core processor
1024 MB video RAM
Admittedly, looking at my laptop, I suddenly want to upgrade my desktop, but seriously. That shouldn't be that slow. Most of the parts are not that old. Only the RAM and processor are more than a year old. It's just Windows. My netbook (Windows XP) and my old laptop (Windows XP as well) are/were both abominably slow.
I guess it just reinforces what I've been learning more and more. I hate Microsoft. I might not agree with Apple's business practices. But then, I don't agree with pretty much any big corporation's business practices. I just like their products. Period. And there is unfortunately no viable alternative for someone who has become so thoroughly disenfranchised with Microsoft and doesn't see Linux as a viable option because of software availability.