Mac Book Pro: Confessions of a reluctant switcher

I have recently been "forced" to start using a Mac Book Pro, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to write down a few notes as I begin my journey toward a world that's supposedly filled with milk and honey. But before I do that, let me say a few words on my background, so you know where I'm coming from.

I've been using computers pretty much since the age of 10 and since then, I have moved from programmable HP calculators to small computers (PC-1211 anyone?) then Apple ][, Amiga and finally, Windows pretty much ever since. I have spent a lot of time on Linux as well in the early days (back then, we were already saying that Linux was going to break through any day now) but gave up on it in despair five years ago after I realized how much it was stagnating.

At my work, I now find myself constantly switching between Windows, Linux and Mac OS. And I'm not exaggerating. I'm using at least two of these operating systems every day and more and more often, all three of them.

Finally, I don't succumb easily to the fan syndrome and I try to keep a technical and objective judgment on everything.

Now that this is out of the way, here are my impressions after one week of diving into Mac OS. Otaku, Cedric's weblog: Confessions of a reluctant switcher

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 12th July 2006 1:03AM