Last year I started a podcast for my town, and I quickly realised that my aging desktop computer with its quirks and loud fans wasn’t helping at all. I was recording straight from the Mic via USB into my computer and the Mic I was using was what’s known as a “Condenser Microphone” which picks up every little sound in the room.
I asked around, despite my huge dislike and totally unwarranted disgust of Apple products in general, I had a hard time arguing that the new Macbook didn’t at least look nice, because it did.
Sure, looking nice shouldn’t be high up on my list of requirements, but it was there. What WAS higher up was performance and portability; because if I do end up podcasting in my shed, I don’t want to leave my device out there for risk of damage or theft. Obviously.
I spent many, many late nights researching Macs; trying to be objective and keep back my dislike of OSX. I’ve used OSX before and I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the whole closing a window using the X and it still running and I just saw it as paying for Linux. I know many people love OSX, but I just think those people haven’t spent enough time with Linux and are comparing OSX just to Windows.