Computerworld: Windows expert dumps Windows, switches to Apple’s Mac OS X

In the third installment of a series in which longtime Windows expert Scot Finnie gave Apple’s Mac a three-month trial as his primary machine for work and home use, Finnie writes, “Bye-bye Windows! My three-month Macintosh trial has ended, but my permanent gig with the Mac is just getting started. Apple’s MacBook Pro and Mac OS X are now my computer and operating system of choice.”

Finnie writes, “If you give the Mac three months, as I did, you won’t go back either. The hardest part is paying for it — everything after that gets easier and easier. Perhaps fittingly, it took me the full three-month trial period to pay off my expensive MacBook Pro. But the darn thing is worth every penny.”

“After hundreds of hours testing Windows Vista during its extensive beta cycle, last year I found myself wondering if it would turn out to be the best operating system choice for most people. That’s when I decided to give Mac OS X a fair shake. In early November I began a total-immersion trial of the Macintosh,” Finnie writes.

Finnie writes, “After living with the Mac for three months and comparing it to my Vista experiences, the choice is crystal clear. I’ve struggled to sort out my gut feeling about Windows Vista, but the value and advantage of the Mac and OS X are difficult to miss. While I continue to work with Windows XP and Vista on a number of other machines, I am now recommending the Macintosh for business and home users.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Welcome, Scot! May your switch from Windows to Mac inspire many others to give superior personal computing a try!

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  1. The number of high profile switchers is growing like proverbial weeds. Its going to be hard for tohers to ignore them.

    It took a long time, but people are coming around to the fact that MSFT has been selling crap for 20+ years. Once they get past that realization, switching to OSX is easy.

  2. I just helped a Comp-USA customer buy his first Mac! (typing away on a display model iMac) He bought a MacBook to use as his wife enters the hospital. He’s sick of drive-wiping his Windows laptop and dealing with antivirus hassles. The salesman is a PC fan but has no love for Vista. I joked it was because it was even more like a Mac. He agreed with me.

    The customer leaned over to me as said salesman was off checking on “Move2MAc” software and whispered, “It’s really killing him to sell me a Mac.” I smiled and explained Apple’s lack of spiffs. I gave him my card and told me to call if he had any questions. One more over the wall!!!!!!

    I hate MW but I just scrolled down to the magic word “one”
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  3. Wow, it’s the top story on the home page with this priceless headline – “Windows expert to Redmond: Buh-bye.” Cracks me up.

    Yeah, this is HUGH!!!! Someone switched!!!!! A clear sign MS is finished!!!! WOOOO HOOOO Steve!!!!!

  4. Nice to see someone “in the industry” making the claim to switch. It’s even funnier to see all the Windows-heads making false claims about “OS X patches blowing up in their faces.” Not sure exactly what they mean by that, but it sounds like someone trying to use a Windows analogy, which means, they have never used Mac OS X and they are simply making stuff up.

    And, MDN, what’s with the actual moderating of this thread? That’s unusual.

  5. …but he won’t get the WOW! factor with OSX.

    WOW! Why the fsck is it so hard to add a printer?
    WOW! Why the fsck do these trillions of menus and submenus not seem to contain the basic things I am looking for?
    WOW! My machine is sure slow.
    WOW! I think I just signed over my soul in the EULA.

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