I finally bought a Mac

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I’ve wanted an Apple Macintosh since the day they came out in 1984. I was in High School and my computer at the time was an 8-bit Atari. Barring a lottery win, there was no way I was going to afford one, so I forgot about that.

The next time I seriously considered buying a Mac was in 1992 when I saw a Performa 600 in a store. At the time my computer was an Atari ST, and I dreamed of owning a computer with better software support and better specs—32 mHZ, 4 MB of RAM, 80 MB hard drive.

Shortly thereafter I got a job working with PCs, then got a PC, and I’ve stuck with the Windows platform for various reasons. Meanwhile, Apple has kept making better machines and better operating systems, and I’ve been thinking for a while that I should have a Mac handy for testing my web sites. So when my PC notebook died, I ordered an ibook G4.

I’ve gone through ten or so computers over the years, but I must admit I’m excited to finally try a Mac. No, I’m not switching, and I refuse to enter any religious debate about which system is better. I’ve always been platform agnostic—I do as much work on Linux as on Windows—and this is one more platform I ought to have an understanding of. Besides, all of the cool kids seem to have them.

So, I’ve created a Macintosh category here and will be occasionally writing about some of my experiences and discoveries on that platform. I have seldom used Macs at all and never used OSX, so it should be interesting.

4 responses to “I finally bought a Mac”

  1. Merrick says:

    You should be fine, I got your friend Matt S. to switch about a year ago and last time I checked he still totes it around town.

  2. Darren says:

    Congratulations and welcome to one of the most wonderful times of your life! I’m not biased either…..errr…much….

  3. Merrick: Matt S. had a hand in convincing me too.

    Darren: I didn’t know you were one of the Apple Faithful… I hope it’s all it’s cracked up to be. (And I wish it would hurry up and get here!)

  4. kelly says:

    welcome to the dark side

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