Life with Apple

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The beach at Durdle Door, Dorset. Canon 5D MkII. This is an old image that I decided to reprocess using current technology. The results seem much improved.
The beach at Durdle Door, Dorset. Canon 5D MkII. This is an old image that I decided to reprocess using current technology. The results seem much improved.

From the many comments I received, I suspect many of you read my post “Dear Microsoft – I’m Leaving You” with some amusement. As it seemed to be quite a popular subject that evoked a high degree of conversation, I thought I would do an update as I have been living with Apple for some 2 weeks now.

So far I have to say that I’m impressed. The MacBook Pro is incredibly fast and very stable. I lover the flexibility of use and the speed of start up as well as the build quality and batter life. The screen is excellent and I have moved across to using the Mac very easily indeed. I have to admit that I had always avoided trying Apple products thinking that this switch from Windows would be difficult but so far it hasn’t been.

The most difficult thing that I had to contend with so far is not being able to find the right click on the mouse for a popup menu. I use this feature in Windows all the time so not having it on the Mac was quite painful. Then I found the book “Switching to the Mac: The missing manual” on Amazon and everything has just clicked into place for me.

I also decided to check out Affinity Photo which a couple of people have mentioned to me as being great Mac software. I have to admit that they were not wrong. This is a great image editing package and if any of you Mac users are looking for an alternative to Photoshop, this is one package you really do need to check out.

So, now to the big decision. Do I swap the main business computer for a Mac as soon as funds allow? My answer at the moment is a most definite yes.

6 thoughts on “Life with Apple

    Ron Abeles said:
    July 18, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Robin, Welcome to Apple. I have been using their products for decades at home. For several years I was forced to use a Windows PC at work and found it a frustrating experience.

    Your blog post reminded me of an old joke.

    God decides he has had enough and will end the world for good this time. Before doing so, he informs Fidel Castro, George Bush, and Bill Gates. [Now you know how old this joke is.] Castro announces on Radio Cuba the news: “Comrades, I have bad news and worse news. The Bad News: We were wrong; there is a God. The Worse News: He is ending the world next week.” Bush goes on National TV and states: “My fellow Americans, I have Good News and Bad News. The Good News is we are right, there is a God. The Bad News is he is ending the world next week.” Bill Gates sends an email blast out through the Internet, “Friends, I have Good News and Better News. The God News is that God has recognized me as one the three most important people in the world. The Better News, you will never have to update Windows again.”

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Wow Ron, that is an old joke! But then the old ones are the best. I do hope this Apple thing is as good as it seems to be. I have also updated my phone.

    Yi said:
    July 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I’m looking forward to your review(and some guide hopefully) on affinity photo. Have a joy with your new computer!

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you. It certainly seems to be a time saver at the moment. I love how quickly I can be working on something and not needing to wait for everything to load up.

    Allister said:
    July 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Robin, thank you, I was hoping that you would give updates. I’m “teetering” at the moment because of cost and entering another stage of learning and adapting.

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 7:45 am

      I would say that it’s a different way of working but if you can adapt you will probably find it less frustrating. I am certainly more productive and enjoying working with the equipment much more than PC’s.

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