Through most of college I had two choices for working on papers and projects. Using the library computer lab, the computer lab in my dorm or on a Macintosh at home or on loan from my mom. Back then, no one and I mean no one used Mac’s. It was such a hassle to convert files back and forth between Windows and the Mac. Losing data, reformatting, etc… Ugh! It frustrates me just thinking about it.
In recent years, Apple has cleaned up its image and products…first it was the iPod, iPhone and now the buzz is the new MacBook Pro and iPad. My Dell is almost 7 years old. Which is almost unheard of considering the software that’s used on it. There was a period of time when I had hardly used it because my PC was the only machine with my Adobe software. A little over a year ago I was able to put the Adobe CS 3 onto the Dell. It decreased my productivity and it slowly began having numerous problems. Last week it stop working. I’m not an impulse buyer…I’ve done it twice with big buck items and both times I’ve been bit in the butt. For the last 6 months or so I’ve been doing my homework. Not all designers use the Mac but a high percentage do. After the Dell decided to get an attitude I was forced to make a decision. And, thus….
I’m now a Mac Daddy Girl!!
I’ve had a few problems with my Verizon USB stick working and have yet to put on the Adobe CS?. That’s my project for this weekend. Unfortunately, with my current workload, I do not have the luxury of waiting months to decide which version I should purchase. I am excited about checking out the App Store. I’ve heard about some very nice inexpensive apps that will make life easier.
With these new tools, I hope to be closer to finishing my new blog layout. Cross your fingers!