...Mac at 8:30 in the morning, in fact. And I didn't open the box until 4:30 in the afternoon. How's that for restraint?! Ye gods! But I am dedicated. So I did my work, had a meeting with super-gangster Andrew Kendall about some futuristic A Bomb shit, came back, did more work, and ONLY WHEN MY ALLOTED TASKS WERE COMPLETE, did I prepare my desk with extreme cleanliness, and Open My Macbook Pro.
Yes, ladies, and Gs, I have gone to the dark side. After spending three grand, the last of my BMG money, on that ridonculous tower PC in March 2009, only for it to be causing me serious grief by March 2010. I've reinstalled it 5 times in the past 12 months, to little avail. By this point it's making ear-bleeding banshee noises and crashing every seven and a half minutes. So I finally decided to listen to my music making friends who told me so many times about how their Macs had never failed them, how solid and sturdy they are, how rarely they crash, how they never get diseases, how they've been running the same machine with virtually no problems for four years, etcetera etcetera.
Despite never having used one, despite my political reservations, despite my aversion to the scientology-esque Cult Of Apple, I have decided to try it. New machine, new operating system, new software, new everything. As I said in The Donnish Inquisition, I have gotten very comfortable in my way of working... perhaps too comfortable... so it is blatantly time to make things hard for myself. Or at least different...
I am excited to see what I come up with.
And oh boy, was I excited to open those boxes.
Shit was like Christmas.
See that? Christmas face. And damn, were those some pretty boxes. And damn, were those some pretty boxes within boxes. And damn, is that some beautiful design work. I have no idea why PC designers insist on making ugly shit that looks like it came straight out of a budget dystopian movie filmed in 1989, but they do. Ths Mac shit, I hate to say it, is fucking beautiful.
However that, of course, is but surface. And you know me. I am about feeling. So I'll let you know how I get on. In the meanwhile if any of you out there have any tips you'd like to impart, software suggestions, things I should watch out for and so on, please let me know in the comments. I have no idea what I am doing.
To the future!
Edit: On Andrew's advice I analysed both systems with Geekbench. Behold the shocking truth: