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Should lawyers switch from PCs to Macs?

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I’ll begin this post by admitting I’m a Mac addict. I switched to a Macbook Pro as my primary computer over a year ago, and I hope I never have to use a PC again. The best thing about my Mac is that 99% of the time it just works. The long hours I used to spend on the phone with tech support have been eliminated.

Another thing that has been eliminated since I switched to a Mac is the threat of viruses. None of the Mac users I know use anti-virus software, and none have ever had a virus.

And if I absolutely must use a Windows program (maybe twice a year) I can use an application named VMware Fusion, which lets me create a virtual PC on my Macbook. With Fusion, I can run Windows and Mac applications at the same time. There are additional reasons I prefer Macs, but I’m going to try to keep this post short.

The real reason for this post is to point interested people to a couple of recent articles which debate whether lawyers should switch from PCs to Macs. For the Mac advocate’s position, see Sylvia Hsieh’s article Should you switch your office PC to a Mac? Part I: The advantages. For the pro-Windows argument, see Hsieh’s article Should lawyers switch from their PC to a Mac? Part II: The pitfalls.

About Michael J. Evans

Michael J. Evans is a personal injury lawyer who represents people with claims involving defective medicine or medical devices, other defective products that cause serious injury or death, and environmental cases. Evans also handles whistleblower lawsuits in which employees, or former employees, expose fraud or other illegal conduct by the corporation for which they work(ed), Evans organizes litigation groups of plaintiffs law firms to work with him on these cases nationwide. Evans uses social media, blogs, online video, mobile apps and traditional media to connect with clients, and help other prominent law firms connect with clients.. Evans is also an advocate for the rights of consumers. His primary areas of legal practice are mass torts, and advising law firms on the ethical rules and law governing legal marketing via the Internet and social media.

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