September 10, 2003

The Mitch Switch

Nice to see Mitch has switched to Macintosh. He cites some very sensible reasons too, that echoed my reasons for returning to Mac in 2002:

1. I think it's good to use different platforms. Gives you perspective.

2. Lots and lots of fun, interesting new software on the Mac.

3. I'm tired of Windows.

4. Hoping some of the elegance of the Mac and the iApps rubs off on this old software designer when he works on chandler.

I've had people ask me, why buy Macintoshes and use MacOS X when the cost of switching is so high? The hardware alone is so incredibly expensive, how can you justify it? I can justify it really simply:

1. Stuff works.

2. No more OS reboots once, twice, six times a day.

3. Far less worries about viruses or security holes.

4. MacOS X is Unix.

5. I find it easier to derive joy out of working in a MacOS X work environment 8 hours a day than I did working in a Windows environment 8 hours a day.

6. It's more fun. Way, way more fun. Oh sorry, I guess that's a repeat of 5.

7. I didn't trust Windows for my book project.

Posted by brian at September 10, 2003 02:27 PM


Excellent and elegant. And I'm pleased Mitch has rejoined the correct church.

Now, if only I could convince my wife of this truth before she has her office buy her a Dell.

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