Pondering Primacy

Andy makes a point I hadn’t considered before, concerning the Mac mini.

If you’re thinking of using it as a primary computer down the road, you might want to check into getting it ‘Built to Order’ through an Apple Store or ‘the’ Apple Store online. [emphasis mine]

My primary computer? To be honest, I hadn’t really given that much thought. My first thought was that I could use it for all my online activity, given the relative lack of Mac-related viruses, etc., roaming the net. And keep the Windows machine primarily for playing games that don’t run on a Mac, or for which the Mac version isn’t initially released. (I seldom feel like waiting, once a game I want hits the shelves.)

That said, it might actually become my primary computer if I use it for all of my online activity. Then, of course, I could use the iPod with it (though that would mean going through the process of loading all onto the iPod all over again). All the stuff I do for work gets done on the iBook, which means that everything would transfer pretty seamlessly from one machine to another, and so I’d probably use the mini whenever I worked from home. (Of course, that would mean getting PhotoShop, and MicroSoft Office, for the Mac, to use at home.)

Good grief. I probably would end up only using the Windows machine for games. That means the Mac would become my primary computer.

Good Lord! What am I becoming?!? 😉

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3 Responses to Pondering Primacy

  1. Tim Who? says:


    A well read, highly-educated, loving husband and dedicated caring father who happens to own great computer equipment!

    You got a problem with that?

  2. Joshua says:

    I know how stunning a transformation that can be. I’m making it myself. I am quite positive about it because I find that I have so much less to worry about with my Mac iBook. It is really more intuitive, once you get the hang of it. And it just makes a lot more sense. I can see why Apple users have such a hard time with Microsoft, but its not that bad the other way around.

    Keep walking towards the light. It’s rebirth, not death. 😉

  3. Andy says:

    I’m actually doing the same thing, right now; using the PowerBook as my main computer and starting the PC only when I want to use it’s vastly larger HD for backup and to run the odd game.

    Once the European release of World of Warcraft comes along, the game thing won’t even be an issue anymore. But that’s just me 😉

    I’ll keep the PC around until it breaks down — but after that, I’ll be hard-pressed to pay to get a new one.

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