Vista decision: I’m forced to buy a new PC anyway, so why not get a Mac that can run both OSes?

“After spending time tinkering around on my Mac mini as a part-time hobbyist, I decided to take the plunge (after over a year of saving) and purchased a Mac Pro as my main production computer,” Scott Kurtz writes for PvPonline.

“Toonhound Studios is now bi-platform. The Mac is on my desk and my PC is set up as a temporary safety-net behind me on the drafting table,” Kurtz writes.

Kurtz writes, “I put this decision off for a long time. There were a lot of reasons not to do it. But then Apple moved over to an intel chipset, finally broke down and added a right click to their mice and just the idea of upgrading to Vista makes me cringe. If I upgrade to Vista, I’m going to have to buy a new machine anyway, why not buy one that can run both platforms?”

MacDailyNews Note: Of course, Macs have had “right-click” via various operating systems for many years, even if they didn’t have an Apple-branded multi-button mouse to go along with it. Users would Control-Click or use a third-party USB mouse to accomplish the task before the advent of Apple’s Mighty Mouse.

Kurtz writes, “So to all my Mac-using readers: I look forward to your forthcoming emails of ‘Gooble-gobble, gooble gobble, one of us! One of us!’ I would also like to hear about your favorite Mac apps and favorite Mac sites. Teach me.”

Full article here.

[UPDATE: 1:59pm EST: Changed “Command-Click” to “Control-Click.” Thanks, coolfactor.]

MacDailyNews Take: Welcome, brother Kurtz! One-by-one they come, first as a trickle, then as a stream, until the Vista-induced Tsunami roars ashore.

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