TreeHugger.com’s Lloyd Alter says that four years ago he switched to Mac and fell in love with it, finding it so simple, well designed, and logical, he wondered why he had wasted all those years building his own Windows machines. The Mac was just elegant, he observes.
Over the past year, however, Alter says his love for Apple has been tempered a bit, noting that the new Apple headquarters is a symbol of everything he dislikes about the Company, and like all of his colleagues at TreeHugger, he’t upset by the near hermetically sealed and virtually unrfepairable design of the new Macbook Pro with Retina display.
But what may turn out to be the final straw for Alter is that his Core2 Duo Mac with 4 GB of RAM and a solid state drive is not supported by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, so he’s left with the options of sticking with the old operating system, which would be the greenest alternative, buying a new Macbook, or as some of his family are advising, dump Apple and spent half as much money on a new PC notebook or ultrabook and run Windows or Ubuntu. He’s posted an online poll asking readers to weigh in.
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