Yesterday morning I took delivery of my brand new 15" Retina Macbook Pro. I went for the top spec model (without any of the extras or upgrades) and used my Sister’s NUS discount to save myself £300 (which was very nice).
Anyway, to anyone that knows me, the fact I’ve succumb and purchased an Apple product will no-doubt be a bit of a surprise - and to be honest, I’m a little surprised myself! I really dislike Apple and their business practices, and I the dislike the Apple-fanboys who will throw all their money at Apple without giving a second though as to if it really is best for their needs…
…but before I alienate all of the people that I’m hoping will be able to help me ;), lets shut up about that, and instead focus on the fact that I’ve obviously had a change of heart, else I wouldn’t be typing this very post on my Macbook.
So what’s different? Well, there is a long after to this question, and a short answer. If you buy me a drink some time I may tell you the long one, but for now, lets stick with the short - specifically that I now recognise that all the latest tools to play with as a web developer are focused at Macs - it’s as simple as that. Macs are not better computers - but then again, neither are Windows PCs or Chromebooks - it all boils down to your requirements, and for me, Macs simply offer the tools that I need.
Anyway, getting to the point…
…would someone be able to show me how this stupid thing works?
I’m so used to using Windows (and to a lesser degree, Ubuntu) so OSX is a totally different experience, and I’m getting a little lost with it all. Given time I’ll no doubt pick it all up (and I plan on going down a total exposure route - i.e. not letting myself use my PC for anything), but if anyone has any pointers, advice, suggestions for good software, or anything else they want to share with me, I’d be more than happy to listen.