Due to this past week's deal on Dell Vostro A90, I purcahased two. I probably shouldn't have, but I bought my wife one (original plan) and myself. I have been looking into either doing a Hackintosh or a 13" MacBook, and this price-break basically sealed the deal for me.
I've read this site fairly extensively over the past several weeks and I understand the hardware and OS installations.
I am, however, NOT a Mac person. I do want to use OS X for both of the machines, and the goal is to have my wife and I use this technology to increase our communication and better our lifestyle, without bogging down our time with useless tech. I truly feel that OS X will leave little-to-nothing tech-work (fixing...) for myself on my wife's Vostro.
So my question(s) for the community is, what/how would you propose using OS X and these little wireless bundles of joy to ease communication in a marriage / for college for a non-techie?
Shared Google account for GMail (billing email), Google Docs (again, bills and shopping lists) and Google Calendar (work schedules, meetings, bills due, etc). I have not tested, but will probably try the Google Docs/Calendar Offline packages, as well. I have already set this up and use it myself in conjunction with my iPhone (wife does not have iPhone).
I have looked at Evernote, but have never used it. Looks intriguing.
And of course Microsoft Office or Open Office (wife has had issues with Open not fully using what Microsoft can - college stuff - has this changed in the past year?).
Please let me know any recommendations on using this as some sort of minimalistic lifestyle tool. Ease-of-use is key.
And thanks for such a large amount of information on this forum.
Note on Hardware:
I have little to no desire of upgrading from the 16GB SSDs to anything larger. I am considering both SDHC and microSD+USB (those mini ones via brando.hk and dealextreme) for additional storage / applications. I do already have 2GB RAM sticks coming in, and a Pink Dell Lid for the wife's (I haven't seen a guide for lid replacement, yet...).