I spent the last three days trying to install my new whiz bang toy- a Macintosh. I have never been a Mac man and most of my experience has been with a tried and true PC. Part of the frustration is I’m completely surrounded by mac’s. All of our kids work on mac’s in school and our facility supplies nothing but mac’s for the cottages and administration. I however, have chosen to stay mac free, even to the point of not having a computer in our personal quarters because I’d rather save up enough money for a PC than go the way of the rotten Apple.But, I found a found a deal on a Mac that I could not refuse. Our tech guy on campus is replacing all the old Mac’s with new ones. For 25 bucks I found myself with my first Mac. For that cheap how could I possibly go wrong? I decided to give this Mac a chance. Maybe, just maybe, I’ve been wrong all of these years. So I placed the Mac on my desk in the living room, made a fire, poured a glass of wine and put some Marvin Gaye on the radio to get this relationship on the right footing. I turned the Mac on and everything was moving along smoothly.
I then try and click on itunes to get my new ipod loaded up with some tunes…. Error message. I chuckle, it must be a fluke because Mac never crashes, right? Again I click on itunes, this time I get a network time out error.
Still being open minded about my new Mac experience, I try looking for a customer support number. TWO DAYS LATER I have yet to find a phone number for anyone that can help me.
I have googled and researched how to fix the issues. Unfortunately all the mac forums are full of nothing but disgruntled Mac owners. I did find one guy that shares my frustrations, a fellow Mac hater. (Caution, language is rough in a few areas).
I think as soon as I gather enough cash to get to the store to purchase a new PC, I’ll either donate this piece of junk to the cottage or the rifle range. -Launch