Nico Nabholz has been using computers as a semi-nerd for nearly 15 years. His pilgrimage led him from MS-DOS over Windows 3 to 95, OS/2, Windows NT to XP, BeOS and Linux to the Mac OS X promised land. Nico is an IT manager in Bavaria, Europe.
“I had seen the fan-pages, read the critical comments about Apple’s product politics, about Apple soon filing for bankrupcy and heard the voices of those who would fight for Apple if they had to. And of course about those few who would rather stop using computers than “switching” to the Mac. But I didn’t care. After just having bought a brand new, lightning fast PC running Windows XP I wanted to jump right into the cold water and use a Mac myself for some time. So I bought a 12″ iBook, which I was going to sell on ebay soon after without a big financial loss. Two weeks later I handed the box with the XP-machine to its new owner and have been a happy guy ever since. I also added an iPod, a G4-iMac and a new iBook to my portfolio,” writes OSNews Special Contributor, Nico Nabholz.
Even though we started out on Macs, since we could see right away that DOS just wasn’t right, we particularly love these kinds of “struggle through the dreck to finally become enlightened” stories. Read it all here.