Erika Jonietz from MiT’s Technology Review has posted a review of Windows Vista that is well worth a read to any Mac fan.
From the Article:
Ironically, playing around with Vista for more than a month has done what years of experience and exhortations from Mac-loving friends could not: it has converted me into a Mac fan.
The article is a detailed review of Vista’s new features, and the story of how a self describe Microsoft Apologist has finally joined the Cult of Mac.
Click Here to read the full review
He said it perfectly. Took him awhile to see the light, but good for him. I switched last year and I will never look back.
Once you go Mac you never go back.
Gee, it only took the release of Windows 95 to get me to switch.
Erika Jonietz had to wait much longer — or perhaps she is younger than I am. She says:
Now, however, simplicity is increasingly important to me. I just want things to work, and with my Mac, they do.
That was exactly the issue that got me to switch from Windows to Mac OS back in 1996. And I really enjoy the fact that my Mac works simply. I should mention that there are issues with a Mac if you dig deep into the complexity of the box that make it harder to administer than Windows. But that is to be expected if one wants to be a Unix propellerhead — something akin to someone who regularly edits one’s Windows Registry files.
Now, if I could only get my wife to switch and her company to switch. They gave her a computer (an Acer-read lowball, third tier manufacturer that does not support their equipment laptop) that they do not support and expect her to simply work with it. As a result, the only place she can get her e-mail is at home because Windows doesn’t allow you to have two different Internet connections easily like a Mac does. She connects simply through my Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station and we print to a USB Inkjet printer with her personal laptop, her company’s laptop and my Mac desktop.
Ah yes. What a concept. Ease of use. Not available from Microsoft.