Ironically, the idiom “biting the bullet” is “biting the sour apple” in Norwegian. Just thought I’d start this semi-controversial post off with a bad pun.
I just ordered a macbook pro. I’ve always had this weird kind of hate towards Apple. They keep saying they invent stuff while they are really just using existing technology. And after that they go around taking people into court for making rectangles with rounded edges. Why did I just buy a mac?
Well the hardware in the macbook pro isn’t THAT bad for the amount of money you pay. While you can easily build a laptop for about 20% cheaper, it’s not the end of the world. That said, I did not buy a mac because of the hardware. Some factors went into this decision:
I work with music. I make music, and if I manage to make a living off making music, that’s what I will be doing in the future. One cannot deny that mac is the industry standard and if you pull out a PC with Windows on it people will look at you like you’re an alien that just landed with his spaceship.
I needed a new laptop. My desktop is great, my laptop is a 4-year old piece of junk with 2GB RAM and a 32 bit OS that somehow manages to “waste” the little RAM I have. This thing was technically a piece of junk when I got it. Then why did I get it? It was a practically free machine on behalf of Norwegian Secondary school.
Looking at Windows 8, I realize that I really cannot give Apple that much hate anymore. Not because they have made their platforms more open, but because Microsoft is starting to make their own platforms more closed. The only reason why I still have Windows on my desktop is because I like to play games, and there aren’t that many games on Linux yet.