This month is a turning point for me , i made a shift and bought a MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010) with 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of rams and updated the OSX to the latest current version of 10.9 Mavrick , it is used , but as a brand new one .
I have been using Linux since 2008 , jumping between different distributions from Mandriva to SUSE and finally settled down with Ubuntu , before that i was struggling with the instability of Windows due to viruses and malware , to tell the truth , Linux has never turned me down , i never had to re-install the system , yet …I couldn’t find a program stand up to Photoshop , Gimp is great yet it is not comparable to it , i also struggled with repositories updates , compatibilities and downgrading of software libraries .
I have been thinking about the Mac yet its cost was the obstacle , it is the most expensive platform of the three , yet it is superior in stability and multimedia , i finally made my mind because of the mobile application development which i am new at . Using a mac to develop iOS application is a must . a few months ago i developed a PhoneGap and Titanuim mobile application and targeted it for Android platform on my linux environment and used my husband ‘s mac to test it for iOS , now i can go further with mobile platforms without restrictions .
The only thing that i feel sorry for is my support and believe in the freedom and beauty behind the open source , yet i will not completely turn it down , i still have my old HP pavilion laptop which my son now uses and its use will grow as he grows , so my hands will be always busy with Linux
Here are few resources for getting to use Mac