I stuck with PCs until two years ago, using the excuse that I had a PC at work, so it was easier. Meanwhile, I fell in love with all things starting with 'i'--iPod (I have a fancy red one, the purchase of which contributed to charity.), iPhones in many versions, likewise iPad. I loved the connectivity of the iCloud. I even tried iCool for my biological power surges (hot flashes) just because of its name--it was ineffective.
Note: My writer friend Randy suggested that my love of all things 'i' extends far beyond electronics. What does he know?
But, alas, the day came when my MS Outlook would no longer sync with the iCloud. I called Microsoft tech support.
They said something like, "Oh yes, we upgraded our software. Yes, it can still sync. Oh, you bought your MS Office at the college, so you get your tech support for them. We can help. It'll cost $99 to start."
I said, "I don't care that much," and hung up. Then, "Steve, I want a MAC."
We bought the package that gives a year of assistance and includes classes. It was wonderful, and so is my MAC.
"The point?" you ask.
After first checking with the family geek--the same Benjamin of the frozen 10 meg drive--I decided to accept Apple's invite for the new, improved operating system--the reviews of which are basically glowing.
So, I've started downloading the new Yosemite OS during the middle of last evening. It is 5.5 gigs. I made sure the MAC wouldn't shut down and went to bed. This morning, I found the usual assortment of sign-ins and click-heres. The installation occurred while I went shopping for groceries. I elected to encrypt the hard drive as recommended by the Apple-Gods. Another 12 to 18 hours. In all fairness, we have AT&T Uverse, which is adequately speedy for most things--maybe.
I did prowl around some, and my favorite programs seem to work, including Shrivener, Photoshop Elements, and Word. I'm looking forward to discovering what new and amazing features Apple designed to please the I in me.
I'm drafting this post on my iPad. The MAC is busy.