Having recently bought my first Apple computer, an iMac, I decided to create a new blog to chronicle my experiences. Though I am not a switcher (someone moving exclusively to Mac), but a slider (someone who moves between both a PC and a Mac). During my lifetime I have worked on mainframes, Altair 8800, military aircraft computers, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, many PCs and have run operating systems like DOS, all versions of Windows since 2.0, OS/2, and Linux and my most pleasing and best experience has been the last two weeks on my iMac (though I have quite fond memories of the Amiga).
I am running both a Mac and a PC on my desktop with multiple monitors
since I make my living developing Windows applications. The focus of my new blog will be mainly on Macs and OSX software, but also about
working with both systems and interoperability.
So for those that are interested it is called
of a Mac-PC Slider
You have succumbed to the ‘dark side’ How very sad.
I think you cited the wrong verse — it’s Isaiah 99:404.
You will certainly not regret making the slide. Mac is the best thing that ever happened to me (at least as far as technology is concerned). I love my Mac and although I have made the “switch”, I have completely abandon everything PC, its good to see so many people using Macs now-a-days (i know several people who have crossed over in the last few years).
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mac. Virtually virus free, no spyware, etc and some wonderful applications provided free with the machine.
My web site of traditional event photos is made using just one of these called iWeb. I can have a new photo gallery online within an hour of the end of the event.
I should have said that the web site is at http://www.traditionalcatholic.org.uk
Actually my Mac Pro is running Parallels and I have both Vista, and XP pro running virtually on the system.
I despise going into Vista (having installed ultimate on it… there really isn’t anything that ultimate about it)
One of the things that I do is encode video, you should see the processors crank when I am using the encoder
Anyhow, with bootcamp, or Parallels you don’t have to leave the PC behind completely.
Congratulations on the slide!
I currently have the following running (not actively) on my MacBook Pro:
1. Mac OS X Leopard
2. Windows Vista Business (like Ultimate, but a bit cheaper… but why have all these versions anyways?)
3. Windows XP Pro SP2
4. Ubuntu Linux 6.2
5. Debian Linux Server 4
I do a ton of web development, as well as my fair share of network administration; in my opinion, there’s no other way than an Intel Mac.
And using Vista here and there, I see no incentive to upgrade from XP Pro (at least not yet). XP Pro with the latest updates and a working copy of Norton is at least as secure as Vista, and without all the UAC warning dialogs popping up left and right.