My daughter will be going to college in a couple of months and we are in the market for a laptop for her. She has decided that she would like a Mac. I have never owned one of those – our computers have always been plain old PCs with Windows.
I can’t imagine why she is so fixated on this – to me it just seems easier to just buy a damned Dell like the ones we’ve always owned, but she is stubborn as hell and has pretty much made up her mind this is what she wants.
So help me out here – what are the pros and cons to her having a different computer than ours at home? It won’t matter at her school – the computer shop there supports Macs. But at home? Will she be able to send me Word files in emails, like she likes to do (for me to proofread for her)? Will it be extra complicated for me to put a Mac on our wireless network at home? I’m buying her computer through her school and spending a good deal of money on it in hopes that it will last the whole 4 years – I want to be sure that we aren’t making a foolish purchase on a whim.