My Mac is awesome, so why worry?

Nearly everything about my Mac experience is wonderful. macOS is, in my experience, far superior to the alternatives for my needs. My new iMac is big, beautiful, and a joy to both look at and use.

My 2016 MacBook Pro is solid, svelte, gorgeous, and tight. I’ve never used a nicer trackpad. The screen is bright, crisp, and clear.

In fact, the only real complaints I have are with a few things I don’t love about the MBP.

So basically, other than the MBP keyboard, the overall experience is fantastic.

Why then do I hedge my bets with Apple?

I shy away from going all-in with macOS-only apps because WHAT IF?!. I use Firefox instead of Safari because it’s synced across platforms. I edit plain text files stored in Dropbox using Emacs. I read reviews of Dell XPS 13 and ThinkPad Carbon notebooks because the hardware (aka keyboard) is so nice. I dual-boot Windows and Linux on an old ThinkPad as a way to practice, just in case something happens.

What else concerns me?

These concerns add up, and point in a direction that worries me.

None of these things will matter to the majority of Mac users. They matter to me, though, so I worry a little.

April 26, 2019 · apple


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