I'm a Mac user now, and in my first hour, I'm enjoying it already. I think I can figure this Apple-part out.
Last month, my notebook which performed fine service for three years, died. It was everything I wanted from a home computer, dependable, predictable and useful.
When I went to replace it the folks at Best Buy foisted off upon me an Acer Notebook with Windows 8. What a miserable two months I have had!
Windows 8 is an unholy mess. I don't know what's wrong with Acer but always, always, it would take the opportunity to either start inserting my typed letters into the middle of a prior sentence at random times (I don't look at the screed as I type) or slowing down to glacial slowness for no particular reason, to where I frequently had to turn off my computer and restart it.
Windows 8 is tile-driven or tile-centric or something and things would come in from the sides randomly or else I couldn't find anything. I found myself using the Microsoft key constantly, as my only known route to get out of whatever screen I had been randomly placed in to get back to the desktop.
Somehow, when I lost my tool bars for 3 days and was really at sea, I transformed my screensaver button or refresh button (who knows?) to one minute. So forevermore the screen would turn to gibberish (tiles) if I didn't move the cursor every 60 seconds.
Do you know how maddening that is? I spent days, unsuccessfully, looking for the app or process or control that modifies this and never found it because the system was evidentially designed by a bunch of 2d grader idiot savants sitting in a sandbox clutching a pet/wish list with no adult supervision and no regard for consumer use. .
So today I got rid of my $800 investment in Microsoft and went out and bought a Mac system, for even more money. I could no longer tolerate that Windows 8 system in my home and I got rid of it!
Already I like my Mac, even though it's different from what I am used to, it's elegant and seemingly intuitive in a manner like I tend to be. Microsoft threw each next system operating version in your face and if it blinded you, well, they didn't care one whit.