If you’ve seen the “Hello, I’m a Mac” television commercials, you might be wondering why you have a Windows PC under your fingers rather than a Mac. After all, according to the personified Mac, Apple computers never crash, never get infected with spyware, never take longer than five minutes to boot up and have everything you ever need in a personal computer.

So why aren’t lawyers buying Macs? To answer this question, I got my hands on a 15″ MacBook Pro (MacOS version 10.4.9). One look at its sleek hardware profile and I was considering the vexing possibility of using a Mac as my primary computer despite the difficulty other lawyers experienced with the platform.