Today the unthinkable happened. I ordered M a new computer. Since 2003 M has had the same HP laptop. Long ago I gave up making fun of her for it. For me I like something new, and I know that most people don’t. For her even though the laptop was old by any standard it worked for her. If she was happy, I was happy.
Recently however M has been rebooting the laptop constantly and commenting on how slow it is. I am not sure if something changed recently or if it was just that she has been using my new iMac and noticing the difference in speed. She was hesitant to spend the cash on a new one.
I finally convinced her to take the plunge. I was pushing a Macbook Pro, but I really didn’t know her usage requirements so I wasn’t sure if she could do everything on a Mac. After running a test of the one app in question I ran into a snag. A remote desktop app she used required an activeX control and couldn’t be used on a Mac. After talking with M I realized that app wasn’t used that much so using VMware was an option.
With the activeX issue squared away we ordered the entry level Macbook Pro 13″. I am hoping M will be a happy Mac convert. She is not the first person I have converted to the Mac. Besides about a dozen friends or more I finally got my parents converted to an iMac also. I think everyone has been happy as a convert with the exception of Jayson, but Jay is now looking to get another Mac so I will have a 100% conversion rating.
We await the new Mac to arrive later this week. Then I have to figure out how to migrate all the data from the HP to the Macbook Pro.