I know how to use a Mac! For some of you, this is probably something you have figured out a long time ago. But for someone who has owned a PC all her life, Macs are uncharted territory. You should have seen me trying to figure out my iPhone after i first got it (my last phone was an Android-enough said). My roommate had a Mac Book all the way up until the end of the summer when it committed suicide (she is now a Windows owner, woot woot!). So when we HAD to use iMovie to do the video project, I got nervous. I can barely function in a Mac lab on campus, let alone figure out software on it.
But I have to say, it was not as hard as i thought it would be. They do their best to make it easy for someone who does not know how to operate on Mac OS to do things (although the main thing that confused me was the fact that the keyboard has both command and control). I noticed this when my mom got her new phone (an iPhone). She figured out a lot of things without even having to ask myself or my sisters for help. And that’s the differences in technology: some are easier than others. It is easier for someone to go from Windows to Mac than the other way around. My boss can barely function on his work computer (a PC) sometimes.
And as amusing as this is, companies should realize that not everything is going to be user friendly to everyone. Making it easy to navigate is a huge booster when it comes to recommending something to someone. It’s like the differences between Android, Apple, and Windows phones: owners of each will always recommend it to others, but none can say that it was easy to use at first. Having that familiarity build is what keeps people with their products. But I guess that’s what makes each company different is what they bring to the table.