until you realize how intuitive and simple the Mac OS actually is. After being conditioned to perform tasks a certain way on Windows, that is quite a shift.
I always hear people say that and I just don't agree. Then again, I know my way around Windows pretty well.
Two quick examples:
1. I wanted to stop a program from running at startup. Why the hell do I have to go into the user account preferences to find that? I had to do a Google search for that.
2. I had to install a bloody program to get my mouse to scroll one page at a time. How is this not a basic feature?
Quote:[*]It's fast. Really fast. I have the slowest MacBook (2.0Ghz), but I slowly realized that i didn't need to close any of my programs. OS X is designed for programs to run continuously.
Unless you're comparing the same processor and hard drive between Windows and OS X, that's hardly a valid comparison.
Also, the ability to run programs continuously is hardly unique to a OS X. I have no issues doing so on Windows. Limiting factor is likely RAM.
Quote:[*]EDIT: of course, not having to install anti-virus software frees up a bit of memory, contributing to the overall speed. (You still need anti-v if you plan on running Windows, of course.)
You don't need antivir on Windows. I ran it for years without and never had a problem.
I do concede that for most people it would be a recommendation though and almost a need.
Other than those gripes I have with your post, congrats on your new computer. I'm not biased one way or the other and people should use whatever they like/want.
I suggested OS X for my parents because I think it's a better fit for them than Windows in terms of what they use a computer for.