I successfully convinced my colleague to try MacBook!

Posted: June 5, 2008 in Apple, Microsoft
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With all the Window Vista problem that I have been reading, I start to have a very bad feeling about supporting Window Vista in the office. My bad feeling was confirmed after I had already one experience with it, and it is really bad. I could summaries the experience was just slow, slow and slow – it makes a Core2 Duo CPU runs likes a i486 (at least that is how I felt). Though, a friend did come by and help me disabled a number of unnecessary components and applications, it seems to run better and more responsive after that. But, the thought of doing all these steps every time we get a new system is making me puke.

The worst part is the printer driver, I just can’t get it working with the office HP printer – even installed the latest driver from HP, it just won’t work.

That is it, I am sick of all these problems. As the tech guy that does support in the office, I dreaded the idea of supporting anymore Vista…

I did think about convincing my sales and marketing co-workers to try out Linux, but after some thoughts, I think that may not be suitable. I can always sense a strong resistant from some user to switch to Linux, even when I casually made some hinting of such possibility.

Out of the blue, I thought, it would be much easier for me to convince them to try out MacBook than to try out Linux. The MacBook price is in a reasonable range, and it does has a good reputation of user friendliness; Sure enough, they willing to give it a try, easily convinced. Now, one of my co-worker is happily playing with it. The best of part it, he is able to download and install the HP printer, and successfully get the office printer working, all by himself.

Honestly, MacBook does look great, maybe I will get one and try it out for myself…

  1. I needed a printer that was easy to setup and worked with Linux out of the box. This one has everything I need for printing and copying and scanning and it works with Linux right out of the box. The print quality for me is fine and the speed of the printer may not be up to everyones standard but for what I need/use it for it’s perfect. It doesn’t take up much space and so far the cartridges for it haven’t broken me. I’d reccomend it to anyone who wants a simple printer/copier/scanner.

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