I am sure the debate between Apple and Microsoft will go on forever. I think of it as the hundred years online war. I consider myself to be a PC person, but I must admit that I also use a Mac. This is the story.
I started out with computer back in 1982. This was before Bill Gates decided what he was going to do after leaving college, so Microsoft did not exist. My first computer was a Kaypro. It had dual 5 1/4″ floppy drives and the text was green. No graphics, no mouse, no hard drive. I also had one of the first modems – 300 baud was the speed – and it required a telephone couple to connect.
Fast forward to 1989 and I found myself teaching 5th grade in a public school in Los Angeles. Apple had put a computer in every fifth grade classroom, so I learned how to use it. I even wrote a grant the following year and had 4 computers in my classroom, something unheard of in 1990.
Now we are a global economy, and just as I had students from around the world in my classes during the 1990’s, I now have students around the world in my online classes. We all have diverse interests and backgrounds, yet we all have a common goal. This goal is to find financial freedom online.
So, if you are writing articles or an eBook, both PC’s and Mac’s will do the job. I still find PC’s more universal in terms of software and ease of use with internet marketing, and the computers and software are much less expensive. Today I will be transferring some word and picture files from my iBook to my HP laptop. This is possible because of the advances made in the last 25 years that allow PCs and Macs to communicate much easier.