Crossing Over to the Mac Side

A good IT professional is well-rounded in various types of technology. If you only work with one thing you will miss out on many opportunities. At least that is what I told myself when I convinced that I’d be happy with a Mac. The dive was inevitable and rough at the same time. I am not the owner of a 15 inch, Mid 2014 Edition of the Mac Book Pro with the Retina display. Overall though, The potential is there in the software arena. There need to be more standard development tools available for developers that may not use that . When life gives you an apple you can make apple juice.

MacBookPro - November 08, 2014-3The one front I will and have ALWAYS given to apple that no one can touch them on is hardware. The Mac Book Pro 15″ Retina 2014 is just thin and gorgeous. The screen is spectacular and battery life is by far the best I have ever had. I again have never had any issue with any of their hardware. It’s the software that is my headache. There is a great deal of quirks and procedures that Apple have forced is quite annoying and saddening.

MacBookPro - November 08, 2014-4With a laptop made of aluminum and that price point, I made good use of my Amazon Prime account and purchased 3 things for the Mac Book Pro: an adapter for Ethernet and VGA. Every techie knows that you will still need that Ethernet cord these days. The second item was a keyboard cover to protect the keyboard from wear and tear of the keys. Lastly and most noticeably,  a carbon fiber vinyl cover to protect the Mac Book Pro from scratches. If I bought any thing else it would probably be a privacy screen.

MacBookPro - November 08, 2014I will still have my windows machine. One should be able to help in any arena.

BUT I AM NOT BY ANY CHANCE GET AN iPhone…

Michael Banks 

A Soldier, Photographer, and Developer

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