Which is it, are Macs better than PC’s or are PC’s better than Macs? Well, that all depends on how you look at it. I grew up as a PC guy since Windows 98. I built a few custom PC’s back in my high school years and loved the freedom to customize it the way I want it, using the software that I want, be it Linux or Windows operating systems.
Fast forward to starting my app business in 2012 with only a PC laptop I was set out to make my first app for Android. During the learning curve of using Eclipse IDE editor and Gimp for editing photos, I’ve run into quite a few problems with my PC. These weren’t uncommon to me since I am considered a “power user” meaning my machine gets used daily, hours on end. I had to replace my hard drive once a year, and reformat Windows once every other month it seemed. Blue screen of death was common, especially when running java compilers such as Eclipse. I pushed my machine to its limit every day I could. In doing so, I lost precious time of hours, even 2 days before I could fully reformat, do all Windows updates and install all software needed. While I was used to dealing with downtime on a PC I didn’t think any other computer could be better, I mean c’mon, PC’s are better than Macs right?
My apps were published on Android and sales were starting to come in, it wasn’t much but it was something to make me say I’m on to something here. During this time all the talk was about how iPhone’s are better than Android devices. Yes, you guessed it, I was an Android fan as well who knew iPhone’s are not better! Time went by, it wasn’t until around 2013 that I finally went for it, I bought an iMac and an iPad to set out to port my apps. I told myself I’m only using this Mac for programming, nothing else!
Well, I am writing this article in 2016 and have gone through some changes. PC’s are no longer my primary devices, Androids are not either, I’m a hardcore Mac and iPhone user today. The reasons for this are for one reason, and that is how much time it saves me by being reliable and not crashing on me every month! Since owning this mac back in 2013 I have only witnessed 2 crashes. For my Windows development PC, I still struggle with all the long updates and glitches, it’s even updating right now as I type up this article. The mac has freed me from the slow unreliability PC’s have. So there you have it! Time is everything. I do however have to give credit for the newer versions of Windows and how much faster they are booting up but that’s about it.
In closing, this article isn’t meant to bash one technology over the other but to help explore and try to open the minds of the denial. For if I never experienced a Mac for myself I wouldn’t of known this. Time is ticking no matter what we do, just make sure you benefit from using the right tools to push you forward in life.