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.