Windows or Mac

February 5, 2009

I’ve drooled over Macs for years (back from the days of the original macintosh – when i had a commodore 64), but never got around to using one.

To used to the windows world! worried about having to switch back and forth with windows machines, about compatibility of hardware, media, files – whatever. not the least the fact that i’ve learnt a bit about windows and having to re-learn “fixes” never seemed worth it.

Not that it stopped me from walking into Apple stores and spending hours there – wherever i was.

I spent a good two hours at Croma, at Juhu last evening. was there primarily to get a look see at the new Sony Vaio P. if you haven’t seen one yet, check it out. its really cool. the keyboards great for a machine that size (its weighs about 750 gms), the trackpoint would take a little getting used to, it looks truly awesome.

the deal breaker – the screen size and resolution. the display is incredibly sharp (an 8″ screen with a 1680X768 display); but it sure makes reading difficult.

and i wandered past all the other laptops to the apple section.

and for the first time felt that it might be time to move on. its 4.30 in the morning, and i’ve been up for the last three hours researching how difficult it is to shift from windows to macs – and it seems distinctly do-able. next week – gotta see if i can find someone with a mac – to test a few things out.

for an interesting personal wiki on getting used to a mac – check this out (Michael Cote` – People over Process)


One Response to “Windows or Mac”

  1. Just remember: Better is NOT Perfect, no OS is safe from a trojan horse, and everyone can be phished.

    Oh, if you get a desktop Mac, throw the mouse that comes with it in a drawer and use your old 2-button wheel mouse. It’ll plug-and-play no drivers required.

    If you get a laptop, turn on two-finger tap (for right-clicking) and all the other cool “multi-touch” features.

    P.S. If you post to your blog your list of favorite Windows apps, the blogosphere will help you find Mac Equivalents.

    P.P.S. Venting on your blog about your Mac frustrations will only get you hate mail. Questions always get better responses than rants.

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